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I'm always suprised at the amount of people complaining about party boats keeping shorts. I personally have never witnessed such until this past weekend when I was on a private party boat type charter from south shore JI area. The mates were telling the passengers that the size limit for fluke really only applies inshore where the bay constable and DEC check the boats but on the ocean they can keep shorts. I couldn't believe the audacity of the mate to brag about keeping shorts. I was glad to read the Daily News/Jerry Kenney's mention of how the DEC boarded all the boats out of Sheepshead bay and mentioned that there were spotters on the boats. I know this is a sore topic on this website but would like to see more pressure by law enforcement so the unethical fishermen think twice the next time they catch a short.