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Posts from the ‘Natural Resources Police’ Category

18
Aug

NRP Responds to Two Serious Boating Accidents

NRP LogoMaryland Natural Resources Police officers responded to serious boating accidents in Anne Arundel and Queen Anne’s counties on Sunday, August 17.

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12
Aug

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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 »

4
Aug

NRP’s “Don’t Get Pinched” Campaign Nets Violators Across Maryland

An NRP Officer measures crabs

The Maryland Natural Resources Police made good on its promise last weekend to crack down on illegal crabbing activities as part of the “Don’t Get Pinched” campaign.

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4
Aug

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Maryland Natural Resource Police logo

A Virginia woman was arrested Friday night by the Maryland Natural Resources Police and charged with second-degree assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after an incident near Ocean City. Read more »

1
Aug

Two Tilghman Island Watermen Plead Guilty to Poaching Striped Bass

NRP Officers sorting through the illegally caught striped bass

NRP Officers sorting through the illegally caught striped bass

Michael D. Hayden and William J. Lednum, both of Tilghman Island, pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court to conspiring to violate the Lacey Act and to defraud the United States through their illegal harvesting and sale of 185,925 pounds of striped bass. Read more »

30
Jul

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

NRP and DNR fisheries managers kick off the Don't Get Pinched campaign in Annapolis

NRP and DNR fisheries managers kick-off the campaign in Annapolis

The Maryland Natural Resources Police today rolled out its newest education and enforcement campaign ─ “Don’t Get Pinched­” ─ to help protect the Chesapeake Bay blue crab population.

“Our slogan, ‘Don’t Get Pinched,’ is a lighthearted way of reminding people to play by the rules while crabbing because rest assured, we will do everything in our power to catch violators,” said Col George F. Johnson IV, NRP superintendent. Read more »

24
Jul

Governor O’Malley, NRP Urge Water Safety as Drownings Continue

NRP Officers searching for a drowning victim

NRP Officers searching for a drowning victim

After more than 13 drownings in Maryland waterways this year to date, Governor Martin O’Malley and the Maryland Natural Resources Police are asking everyone to use extra caution when out on the water. Read more »

21
Jul

NRP Wins Conservation, Boating Court Cases

The Maryland Natural Resources Police gained convictions last week on seven men charged with conservation and boating crimes. Read more »

17
Jul

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NRP logoThe Maryland Natural Resources Police issued citations this month for illegal crabbing, alcohol-impaired boating and driving, and responded to the report of a shark bite. Read more »

15
Jul

NRP Recovers Bodies of Two Men Missing Since the Weekend

NRP logoMaryland Natural Resources Police officers Tuesday recovered the bodies of two men missing since the weekend. Read more »