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.
Maryland Natural Resources officials say commercial striped bass gill netting will be allowed for the final two days of the season, which had been closed after the seizure of illegal nets and tons of poached rockfish.
Maryland Natural Resources police say they’ve found more illegal rockfish nets in the Chesapeake Bay.
Even though the striped bass season is closed to honest watermen, it hasn’t stopped poachers from laying illegal nets.
Maryland Natural Resources police say they’ve found two more illegal nets in the Chesapeake Bay, filled with nearly two tons of striped bass.