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Commercial fisherman charged after dead fish washed up on Hampton beaches

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Posted at 10:14 AM, Jul 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 10:14:54-04

HAMPTON, Va. – A man has been charged after dumping dead fish, causing a brief swimming advisory on Tuesday.

Officials previously said the man was a commercial fisherman and they believed he dumped the dead fish into the water.

The fish were seen washed up at Buckroe Beach and Fort Monroe Beach.

On Thursday a Virginia Marine Resources official said George Trice IV was charged with one count of impairing use of state waters by dumping.