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.
Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources plans to present changes to striped bass netting regulations this week to state lawmakers.
Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources says illegal netting of striped bass this past winter is prompting changes in regulations.
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.
Maryland Natural Resources Police say two commercial fishermen have been charged with striped bass violations.
Thousands of dollars in prize money. That’s the bait Maryland is once again deploying in an effort to get more people fishing.
Authorities say an illegal rockfish net found off Tilghman Island had more than three tons of fish.
Investigators seized records and electronics equipment from charter boats this week as part of a crackdown on striped bass fishing in off-limits federal waters.