On January 5, 2011 at 11:30 a.m., the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) charged Daniel Leroy Dierker, 32 of Rock Hall, Md. with engaging in the striped bass gill net fisheries while his commercial license was suspended. Dierker was operating a commercial fishing vessel that was gill netting for striped bass in the area of Love Point in the Chesapeake Bay. Dierker’s commercial license is suspended until January 18, 2012. Under this suspension, Dierker is prohibited from engaging in the commercial harvest of finfish. A trial is set for March 2, 2011 in the District Court of Maryland for Queen Anne’s County.