IT’S THE 4TH OF JULY – let the mayhem begin! Coast Guard, Md. Natural Resources Police, Maryland State Police began rescues, tows, searches, and recovery of body efforts throughout the region

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boat technician in Curtis Creek, Md. BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing boat technician in Curtis Creek at 6:28 p.m. Sunday, June 30, 2019. The missing man, Allen Van Dyke, was last seen working on a 25-foot vessel at Jaws Marine boat shop Saturday […]

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OUTLAW POACHERS – Recreational fishing license holders suspended for fishing, oystering and crabbing violations – Hola Hombres!

Department of Natural Resources Recreational Fishing and Crabbing Suspensions Revised 6-1-19 Name Species Suspension Start Date Suspension End Date Suspended From ALEGRIA PARADA, ERIK RICARDO STRIPED BASS 12/17/18 03/15/20 Fishing ALEMAN CARRANZA, JOSE WILFREDO STRIPED BASS 04/09/18 04/07/20 Fishing ALFARO, JORGE ALBERTO OSEGUEDA FISHING SUSPENDED LICENSE 03/01/19 02/28/20 Fishing ALTAMIRANO, NAHUM HERNANDEZ CRABS 04/01/19 06/29/19 […]

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OUTLAW PIRATE POACHERS OF THE CHESAPEAKE: Recreational fisherfolks busted for poaching Rockfish DUNDALK WOMAN CHARGED WITH 144 UNDERSIZED ROCKFISH

OUTLAW PIRATE POACHERS OF THE CHESAPEAKE: Recreational fisherfolks busted for poaching Rockfish Department of Natural Resources has eliminated press releases on those arrested for poaching or violations. LIST OF FINES FOR VIOLATIONS CENTREVILLE, MD. – The following persons have been charged with violations of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources rules on harvesting of Chesapeake […]

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OUTLAW POACHERS OF THE CHESAPEAKE: Lotte Plaza Market Cited for Selling Egg-Bearing Female Crabs

OUTLAW POACHERS OF THE CHESAPEAKE: Montgomery County Market Cited for Selling Egg-Bearing Female Crabs GERMANTOWN, MD. – Maryland Natural Resources Police charged Lotte Plaza Market, located at 13069 Wisteria Drive, in Germantown, Md., with offering three bushels of egg-bearing female blue crabs — known as sponge crabs — for sale in violation of the state’s […]

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CHARLES COUNTY WATERMAN DANIEL BOWLING PLEADS GUILTY TO VIOLATING OYSTER HARVESTING BAN IN AREA CLOSED DUE TO HIGH BACTERIA LEVELS

CHARLES COUNTY WATERMAN DANIEL BOWLING PLEADS GUILTY TO VIOLATING CLOSED OYSTER HARVESTING AREA Daniel Warren Bowling, 50, of 14950 Deer Haven Place, Newburg, Md., was cited on Dec. 21, 2018 by NRP Officer Luke Santere for harvesting oysters from an area closed to the public due to unsafe bacteria levels that can cause serious illness […]

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BIG FISH SETS RECORD! Longnose Gar caught by David Confair

Instead of a catfish, it was a longnose gar, a fish that dates to prehistoric times and can grow up to 6 feet long. Maryland Department of Natural Resources staff verified the species, and Kool Ice and Seafood Company in Cambridge certified the fish’s official weight. Confair’s catch surpassed the state’s previous record holder, Justin Kelly, who caught a 17-pound longnose gar in the Potomac River back in 2011. 

Confair kept his catch alive for more than two days and released it back into the creek after the record was certified. “It deserves to live,” Confair said. “I’m hoping to set a bigger record. I know there are bigger ones, I’ve seen them.”

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Leonard Copsey Drifted On

“Insurance? Heck no,” said Leonard. “Those people want too much money each year from you, it’s hard enough making a living without paying those big insurance companies those big numbers. We’ll fix up our place, dry things out and replace anything that’s damaged, and we’ll be back open for business really quick.”

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