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.
Maryland Natural Resources police say they’ve found more illegal rockfish nets in the Chesapeake Bay.
Tons of rockfish worth thousands of dollars were seized Tuesday by Natural Resources Police.
Federal prosecutors say one of Washington’s largest seafood wholesalers must pay more than a half-million dollar fine for illegal rockfish sales spanning more than a decade.