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Posted at 2:16 PM ET, 02/17/2011

Md. police find more illegal rockfish nets

By Associated Press

Maryland Natural Resources police say they’ve found more illegal rockfish nets in the Chesapeake Bay.

Natural Resources Police say officers recovered another 1,500 yards of illegal fishing net containing 300 pounds of striped bass Wednesday night near Kent Island.

The seizure marks the eighth in three weeks. Natural Resources Police say 12.6 tons of poached striped bass, also known as rockfish, have been recovered.

The Department of Natural Resources, meanwhile, is expected to decide on Friday whether to reopen commercial gill net fishing for the final two days of the season next week. The season was closed Feb. 4 after 10 tons of rockfish were confiscated from illegal nets, prompting concerns the state would exceed its monthly quota.

Information from: The Baltimore Sun

By Associated Press  | February 17, 2011; 2:16 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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I hate poachers.

Posted by: jckdoors | February 17, 2011 4:05 PM | Report abuse

The greedy AHOLE's that are doing this should be tied to a weight and tossed overboard.Thay obviousley don't give a rat's a*# that what there doing effects not only commercial fishermans livelyhood but also people like me that spend the time and money to own a boat to fish for what I consider the most thrilling and tasty fish to catch in the bay.As for myself and others that donate our hard earned money to the Save the bay foundation I would like to take a portion of to develope a gps that could be used to catch your sorry A%&.Find a way.Let's Rock

Posted by: RoyH20 | February 19, 2011 3:52 PM | Report abuse

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