Natural Resources Police patrol boats found two more illegal fishing nets Monday in the waters south of Kent Island and seized another half-ton of striped bass.
The first net was hauled out at 2 p.m. near Poplar Island. The 600-yard net, which officers estimated to be in the water since last year, contained “a couple of rockfish that were released alive and 200 to 300 horseshoe crabs,” said Sgt. Art Windemuth, NRP spokesman.
The second net, pulled in the evening, was about a mile south of the illegal nets found off Bloody Point last week. The 1,200-yard submerged net contained 1,159 pounds of striped bass, which were sold at market,” Windemuth said.