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.
Maryland Natural Resources Police say six men have been charged this month with rockfish violations in Ocean City.
A record low number of young striped bass were counted this summer in the Chesapeake Bay.
Crabs are crawling early out of the mud in the southern end of the Chesapeake Bay, and that’s only the beginning of changes expected from the warm, dry winter in the nation’s largest estuary.
One of the Chesapeake’s most prized catches is pitting watermen against sport fishermen.
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It’s a real taste of Maryland, and if you’ve had it before you know how delicious and healthy it is. Baltimore restaurants are ready to serve up a rockfish celebration.
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.
How much rockfish is safe to eat? Maryland environmental officials are increasing their recommendations.
Poachers took tons of striped bass from the bay at the beginning of the month, forcing the closure of the gill net season.