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Posts from the ‘Fisheries’ Category

22
Sep

NRP Charges another Charter Captain with Operating Illegally

Natural Resources Police LogoMaryland Natural Resources Police officers last Wednesday charged a Grasonville man with operating an illegal fishing service as part of a continuing state and federal investigation into charter boats on Kent Island. Read more »

18
Sep

NRP Charges Two with Fishing, Crabbing Crimes; Penalties Could Total $200,000

NRP LogoMaryland Natural Resources Police officers charged two Anne Arundel County men in separate cases with illegal fishing and crabbing activities.

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17
Sep

Mature Endangered Atlantic Sturgeon Discovered in Marshyhope Creek

DNR Fisheries Biologist Mark Bowermaster with recently caught  Atlantic Sturgeon

DNR Fisheries Biologist Mark Bowermaster with recently discovered Atlantic Sturgeon

First recorded captures in more than 40 years

Over the past several weeks Maryland Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologists have located, tagged and released eight adult Atlantic sturgeon in an Eastern Shore tributary of the Chesapeake. This is the first time in more than 40 years that mature female sturgeon have been documented in Maryland upstream habitats. Read more

17
Sep

Annapolis Woman Wins Top Prize in DNR Photo Contest

Winnning Photo: Red-footed Cannibalfly by Laurie Brice

Department of Natural Resources Secretary Joe Gill today announced the winners of the 11th annual Maryland Natural Resource Photo Contest. Approximately 150 photographers entered nearly 800 photographs this year. Laurie Brice of Annapolis earned the grand prize for her up-close Red-footed Cannibalfly taken at the Glendenning Butterfly Garden within the Jug Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Read more

9
Sep

NRP Continues Its “Don’t Get Pinched” Campaign to Catch Illegal Crabbers

Don't get pinched logo Maryland Natural Resources Police officers continue to press their “Don’t Get Pinched” crab enforcement campaign, inspecting seafood dealers, roadside stands and commercial and recreational crabbers. Read more »

7
Sep

Pennsylvania Man Wins Boat Grand Prize at Maryland Fishing Challenge Finale

Rick Snider, winner of Bass Pro Shops and Tracker Boats boat/trailer package

Diamond Jim Anglers split $25,000 cash

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources presented more than $70,000 in cash, prizes and merchandise to lucky anglers this morning at the 2014 Maryland Fishing Challenge Finale. Nearly 2,000 people, including sponsors, contestants and their guests, attended the celebration of fishing, held in conjunction with the Maryland Seafood Festival at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis. Read more »

5
Sep

St. Michaels Waterman Pleads Guilty in Federal Striped Bass Poaching Case

Lawrence “Daniel” Murphy, 37, of St. Michaels, pleaded guilty today to attempting to violate the Lacey Act by trafficking in illegally harvested striped bass.

The plea agreement was announced by Rod J. Rosenstein, U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland; Col. George F. Johnson IV, Superintendent of the Maryland Natural Resources Police; Sam Hirsch, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division; and Honora Gordon, Regional Special Agent in Charge for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Read more »

5
Sep

Maryland to Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day

From last year's event, a young hunter showing her aim.

From last year’s event, a young hunter showing her aim

When: Saturday, September 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore, 11518 Marriottsville Rd., Marriottsville
Who: Open to the Public
Cost: Free
Contact: 410-260-8537
 

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites anglers, hunters and anyone interested in the great outdoors to take part in the State’s 8th annual National Hunting and Fishing Day celebration. Featuring exhibits from more than 30 sportsman clubs, conservation organizations and local businesses, visitors will enjoy exciting interactive activities including spin-casting, waterfowl calling, hunting dog demonstrations, as well as instructor-led archery and target shooting. Read more »

27
Aug

NRP Blotter

Natural Resources Police LogoThe Maryland Natural Resources Police issued citations this month for operating a boat while under the influence of alcohol and illegal crabbing.

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12
Aug

NRP Blotter

Don't Get PinchedA follow-up visit to a Hagerstown seafood shop charged earlier in the month with selling illegal crabs yielded more of the same last Thursday, the Maryland Natural Resources Police reported.

An officer conducting an inspection at Cameron’s Seafood on Dual Highway discovered one bushel with 82 undersized crabs and another with 42 undersized crabs. On Aug. 1, he found one bushel with 110 undersized crabs and another with 59 undersized crabs. Read more »