Md. Fisherman Gets 1 1/2 Years Prison In Illegal Harvest CaseA Maryland fisherman has been sentenced to a year and a half in prison for his role in the illegal harvesting nearly 200,000 pounds of striped bass.
Md. Man Sentenced In Rockfish Poaching Scheme Worth $500KFishing lands a man in federal prison. In this case, it's 92 tons of illegally caught rockfish worth half a million dollars.
Police Turn To Tech In Pursuit Of Oyster ThievesA 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.
Rockfish Poaching Bust Nets 2 Baltimore County MenCrime 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.
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.
Md. Fisherman Accused Of Threatening Witnesses In Poaching SchemeA 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.
Bear Poaching Charges Lead To Hunting SuspensionA western Maryland man has had his hunting privileges suspended for two years to resolve charges that he shot two black bears out of season.
Husband, Wife Charged With Poaching DeerA husband and wife from western Maryland have been charged with poaching deer.
Police Go High-Tech To Stop PoachingIn an effort to stop poaching on the Chesapeake, police are going high-tech.
Maryland Considers Tougher Rules For Watermen Due To PoachingFinding 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.
Natural Resources Police Work To Eliminate PoachingThe discovery of miles of illegal nets in the Chesapeake earlier this year has sparked a sweeping plan to crack down on striped bass poaching.
Fish Kill Linked To Recent PoachingAn 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.