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  • 5 Year License Suspension for Poaching in SoCal

    5 Year License Suspension for Poaching in SoCal

    In an undercover operation and subsequent boarding by officers in 2013, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) wildlife officers observed 18 violations including poaching within California’s marine protected area (MPA) network, exceeding the possession limits of several fish species, using illegal methods to take fish and failing to report accurate counts on logbooks. Based on these violations, CDFW filed an accusation with the Commission against Pacific Star requesting that the Commission suspend this commercial passenger fishing vessel license.

  • CDFW Arrests Four Suspects for Poaching

    CDFW Arrests Four Suspects for Poaching

    Wildlife officers have arrested four suspects on charges of harvesting abalone with a recreational fishing license then selling it on the black market for profit, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced.

  • More than 2 Dozen Fish Poachers Convicted for Illegal Possession

    More than 2 Dozen Fish Poachers Convicted for Illegal Possession

    Officers discovered that nearly all of the walleye had been cut into chunks in an attempt to disguise how many fish had been kept.

  • Maryland: Pair of Poachers Banned from Maryland Striper Fishery

    Maryland: Pair of Poachers Banned from Maryland Striper Fishery

    Michael D. Hayden Jr. and William J. Lednum, both of Tilghman Island, have received lifetime revocations of their striped bass privileges and been suspended from all commercial fishing activity for the next year, followed by a four-year probationary period in all other fisheries. Their striped bass allocations are being returned to the commercial fishery allotment.

  • Maryland Waterman Has Oyster License Permanently Revoked

    Maryland Waterman Has Oyster License Permanently Revoked

    A St. Mary's County waterman had his commercial license permanently revoked by a district court judge after a hearing on multiple poaching charges.