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 watermen could hear this week whether crabbing harvest regulations will be changed.
Remember the terrapin when you set out crab pots this year.
The head of Maryland’s watermen’s association says new thinking is needed about how to manage the crab harvest.
Maryland Natural Resources officials say more than 750 watermen will restore oyster bars over the next month.
Maryland watermen plan to hold their second meeting on crab management alternatives.
It’s the count that sets the limits and, down the road, what you’ll be paying for that summer crab feed.
Ten tons and counting. That’s the amount of poached striped bass seized by police in waters near the Bay Bridge. Investigators won’t specifically say how they’re finding these illegal hauls.