Re: Rockfish poaching
(Bay Bulletin June 11: https://chesapeakebaymagazine.com/rockfish-poaching-crackdown-74-undersized-stripers-caught-on-md-s-eastern-shore/)
DNR is wringing its hands in frustration at the disappointing numbers of rockfish again this year. No one wants to point at any problems that should have been solved long ago like the constant arrests of out of state anglers caught with hundreds of illegal striped bass. They’ve been doing this easily for the last decade and it hasn’t abated, even with regular apprehensions. Really? No ideas on how to stop this constant theft of public resources? Maybe the penalties are inadequate to the potential profit. Rockfish are still selling for up to $20.00 a pound, even in D.C.