Maryland Coast Dispatch – Legislators Blast DNR For Rockfish Decision

A delegation of Eastern Shore lawmakers last llegal taking of tons of rockfish around the state. Last February, Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) confiscated 10 tons, or 26,000 pounds, of striped rockfish snagged in illegal gill nets in Maryland waters, prompting Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials to reconsider its data collection and fisheries management practices. As a result, earlier this fall, DNR officials announced it was holding back 5 percent of the annual commercial striped bass, or rockfish, quota in anticipation of similar illegal harvests by less than honest Maryland watermen in the coming year.

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