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Md. Authorities Charge 6 Men With Taking Oysters

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Natural Resources police have charged six men with removing oysters from an oyster sanctuary in the Corsica River.

The men, ranging in age from 18 to 29, were charged Thursday. Two of the men have also been charged with oystering commercially without a valid license.

The maximum penalty for removing oysters from an oyster sanctuary is a $3,000 fine and suspension of a tidal fish license for 6 to 12 months.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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