A Virginia Beach charter fishing operator and a Maryland man have been sentenced for illegally fishing striped bass.
Fisheries regulators have voted for a 20 percent cut in the catch of menhaden, an oily fish prized for use in dietary supplements, cosmetics and animal feed.
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.
A mandatory commercial tagging program has been approved for striped bass fishing along the Atlantic coast.
One of the Chesapeake’s most prized catches is pitting watermen against sport fishermen.
In an effort to stop poaching on the Chesapeake, police are going high-tech.
Watermen and lawmakers on the Eastern Shore are asking state natural resources officials to ease tougher striped bass harvest regulations.
Odds are it’s never been on your dinner plate, but it’s helped get other fish there. Menhaden are near the bottom of the food chain, and it makes them important enough to rescue from overfishing.
Maryland’s striped bass population is rebounding, according to new survey results released by state fisheries scientists.
Proposed changes to commercial striped bass regulations will be discussed at an open house being held in Severna Park by Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources.
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.
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