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oysters

Police Turn To Tech In Pursuit Of Oyster Thieves

A sophisticated radar and camera system installed along the Chesapeake Bay is acting as another set of eyes for Maryland Natural Resources Police who have successfully tracked watermen poaching oysters from state sanctuaries — and already won their first court case against two of them — since the system went online Oct. 1.

04/06/2014

rockfish

Rockfish Poaching Bust Nets 2 Baltimore County Men

Crime bust on the Chesapeake Bay! Two Baltimore County men face nearly a million dollars in fines after they’re caught stealing hundreds of pounds of striped bass. It happened on the Patapsco River.

01/07/2014

bass, striped bass

4 Watermen Face Federal Charges For Striped Bass Poaching, Witness Intimidation

It’s a poaching case that could bring prison time. That’s unusual but then the charges are substantial.

11/22/2013

rockfish

Md. Fisherman Accused Of Threatening Witnesses In Poaching Scheme

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.

09/18/2013

Black Bear

Bear Poaching Charges Lead To Hunting Suspension

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.

05/15/2013

DEER

Husband, Wife Charged With Poaching Deer

A husband and wife from western Maryland have been charged with poaching deer.

01/29/2012

sonar

Police Go High-Tech To Stop Poaching

In an effort to stop poaching on the Chesapeake, police are going high-tech.

01/10/2012

rockfish

Maryland Considers Tougher Rules For Watermen Due To Poaching

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.

08/15/2011

rockfish

Natural Resources Police Work To Eliminate Poaching

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.

07/17/2011

fish

Fish Kill Linked To Recent 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.

05/02/2011

rockfish

9 Texas, Del. Anglers Hit With Rockfish Violations

Nine fishermen from Texas and Delaware are facing charges for fishing in an off-limits area in Maryland’s
Choptank River.

04/12/2011

oyster

3 Eastern Shore Watermen Fined For Oyster Poaching

The Maryland Attorney General’s office says three watermen will pay fines and serve probation for taking oysters from a sanctuary.

04/11/2011

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