A Massachusetts license to kill fish has been reinstated after a three-year suspension that the state’s Department of Environmental Protection said was necessary to reduce the number of fishing boats on the river.
The renewal came about after the state Department of Fish and Wildlife issued a license to use the license for recreational fishing, fishing without a license, or to take fish without a fishing license.
The department said it was necessary for the department to reduce its use of the license and for the state to maintain a fishing quota for the public.
fisherman named Bill Tully shot more than 30,000 fish in the course of his life in 2017.
Tully said he had been licensed to kill in the state since 2006, but he was never convicted of a crime.
Tully was shot dead by a fisherman on June 12, 2018, after he was caught fishing in a remote section of the state.
The Massachusetts Department of Fisheries and Wildlife has since reinstated the license.
A fisherman in New Hampshire, also shot dead after a long time out of fishing, died in a Massachusetts hospital on May 28, 2018. He was 42.