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NRP Blotter
3/26/2014 - The Maryland Natural Resources Police charged a North East man on Sunday with illegally catching striped bass. An officer on patrol at Elk Neck State Park saw Alan Dion Smith, 46, fishing south of Rocky Point and noticed he had two striped bass. The angler ...

Eastern Shore Waterman Charged with Oyster Poaching for the Fifth Time
3/25/2014 - The Maryland Natural Resources Police last Friday charged two watermen with violating the State's oyster laws in Talbot County. Benjamin Leonard Reihl, 26, of Chestertown was charged with eight counts of possession of undersized oysters, marking the fifth tim...

Chesapeake Bay Commercial Mature Female Hard Crab Catch Limit and Crew Requirements
3/25/2014 - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service (MDNR) announces the commercial mature female hard crab bushel limit and closure periods for 2014 for the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries pursuant to COMAR 08.02.03.14. Notwithstanding COM...

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery Closed Friday, March 21, 2014
3/24/2014 - Actions being taken and important dates The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) closes the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) General category fishery for large medium and giant BFT (measuring 73 inches curved fork length or greater) effective 11:30 p.m. local ...

Silver Spring Man Found Guilty of Poaching 228 Undersized Striped Bass
3/24/2014 - A Silver Spring man was found guilty last Friday in Annapolis District Court of possessing 228 undersized striped bass. Hervin O. Nunez-Aleman, 34, pleaded guilty to a single violation. He was fined $2,000 and placed on unsupervised probation. An off...

NRP Charges Crisfield Waterman with Seven Oyster Violations
3/24/2014 - The Maryland Natural Resources Police charged a Crisfield waterman on Thursday afternoon with possession of seven bushels of undersized oysters. “On the water, from the air and on land, NRP officers are making it clear that oyster poaching will not be t...

Emergency Regulation Suspending 3 Rod Limit Per Person In Tidal Waters Is Approved
3/21/2014 - The Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review Committee has approved the emergency regulation. There is no longer a 3 fishing rod limit per person in tidal waters. The emergency regulation is effective beginning March 20, 2014 and will remain in effe...




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