DOVER, Del.– Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement agents have arrested a commercial fisherman on charges related to illegally taken striped bass.
Paul A. Satterfield, 36, of Dover, was arrested and charged on April 7 with 53 counts of attempting to sell striped bass prior to having the fish lawfully weighed and tagged by an authorized weigh station.
Satterfield was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court No. 7 in Dover and released on $26,000 unsecured bond, pending a May 25 preliminary hearing in the Court of Common Pleas.
Police say the illegally taken fish were documented as evidence and then sold by agents to a licensed commercial fish dealer for fair market value of $2,400. The funds were secured in evidence pending adjudication of the case.