Fisherman who dumped fish in Hampton charged

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HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — A commercial fisherman has been charged after officials say fish were dumped in Hampton.

Ellen Bolen with the Virginia Marine Rescources Commission said George Trice IV has been charged with impairing use of state waters. 

A swimming advisory was issued Tuesday after the dead fish were spotted on the beach at Fort Monroe. Officials investigated reports Tuesday of dead fish that were found from Buckroe Beach to Fort Monroe.

Bolen later confirmed the fish had been dumped by a fisherman.

Bolen said a viewer tip received by 10 On Your Side helped authorities charge Trice.

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