Long Island Man Gets Jail For Oyster Offense

NEW YORK (AP) — A Long Island man has been sentenced to five months in jail for mislabeling cartons of oysters believed to be from a river where shellfishing is banned.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced Kyle Frisina’s sentence Friday. He pleaded guilty Dec. 22 to four misdemeanors.

The DEC says Frisina was caught harvesting oysters in the Nissequogue River in Smithtown in June 2009. Officers then found 21 cartons of oysters he’d supplied to a shop. The agency says some cartons were labeled illegally, without required tags saying where the oysters came from.

The shop destroyed the oysters after tests showed high levels of coliform bacteria. They can indicate water contamination.

Calls to Frisina’s Shoreham home Friday weren’t immediately returned.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  • jessica lanza

    Kyle rocks!! Let’s cook up some of those clams when u get out lmao

  • ryan

    This dirtbag makes it bad for all other bayman that follow the rules!

  • Dean

    they should have made him AND his family eat those oysters.

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