MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Marine police officers can patrol federal waters and issue state tickets for fishing violations committed as far as 200 miles offshore under a new law.

The agency said at least seven people have been ticketed in recent weeks for illegal catches.

Marine police said all confiscated fish were donated to a nonprofit group.

The law allows an angler to keep two fish per day during snapper
season, which runs from June 1 through Aug. 5.

Alabama's state waters extend three miles from the shoreline.

Federal funds allowed the officers to buy boats for the offshore patrols farther out.


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