Two Maine brothers arrested Friday morning for illegally harvesting eels
According to NH Fish and Game, two brothers, 29-year-old Matthew Kinney and 35-year-old Justin Kinney, were found illegally harvesting young eels, or "glass eels", in a New Hampshire coastal river. Police responded to a call at approximately 5:00 AM. One brother, resisted arrest, struck an officer, and ran off. He was later traced back to the Hampton Falls Inn. The other brother also fled but was quickly apprehended. Matthew Kinney has been charged with assaulting a police officer, disobeying a Conservation Officer, resisting arrest, taking American eels less than 6 inches in length, and taking American eels without a harvest permit. Justin Kinney has been charged with disobeying a Conservation Officer, hindering apprehension, providing false information to an officer, taking American eels less than 6 inches in length, and taking American eels without a harvest permit. Arraignment is scheduled for today in Seabrook District Court.