BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. — Massachusetts Environmental Police seized more than 330 pounds of striped bass after receiving complaints about fishermen exceeding catch limits.

Police tell The Cape Cod Times ( ) that five recreational fishermen at the Cape Cod Canal were given criminal summons Thursday after police found they fished over the limit. State rules allow recreational fishers to take only one bass per day as long as it is over 28 inches long.

Police also seized fishing gear and handed out citations. The five fishermen given criminal summons were not identified, as environmental police policy says they don’t give out a suspect’s identity until they are arraigned.