It’s a poaching case that could bring prison time. That’s unusual but then the charges are substantial.
A commercial fisherman faces federal charges. He’s accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in rockfish from the Chesapeake Bay. Even worse, prosecutors say he threatened witnesses in the case.
A western Maryland man has had his hunting privileges suspended for two years to resolve charges that he shot two black bears out of season.
A husband and wife from western Maryland have been charged with poaching deer.
In an effort to stop poaching on the Chesapeake, police are going high-tech.
Finding and arresting outlaws on the water is forcing Maryland to consider tougher rules for watermen. It all goes back to massive striped bass poaching this past winter.
The discovery of miles of illegal nets in the Chesapeake earlier this year has sparked a sweeping plan to crack down on striped bass poaching.
An unpleasant reminder of the massive striped bass poaching last winter has surfaced in the bay. Like past cases, an illegally anchored gill net was used.
Nine fishermen from Texas and Delaware are facing charges for fishing in an off-limits area in Maryland’s
The Maryland Attorney General’s office says three watermen will pay fines and serve probation for taking oysters from a sanctuary.
Maryland Natural Resources police say they’ve found another illegal rockfish net off Kent Island near the mouth of the Chester River.
Poachers took tons of striped bass from the bay at the beginning of the month, forcing the closure of the gill net season.