Policing rockfish

October 28, 1990

Just in case you were wondering what the Natural Resource Police turned up in their inspection of the recreational fishing effort for striped bass earlier this month, Col. Fred Willing of the NRP provided the following statistics for the period of Oct. 5 through Oct. 12:

( Southern (western shore)

Boats fishing 3,977

Fishermen checked 6,682

Fish inspected 1,733

Citations issued 30

Warnings issued 25

# Upper Eastern Shore

Boats fishing 4,698

Fishermen checked 11,377

Fish inspected 1,871

Citations issued 50

Warnings issued 15

( Northern (western shore)

Boats fishing 3,073

Fishermen checked 3,861

Fish inspected 401

Citations issued 12

Warnings issued 38

# Lower Eastern Shore

Boats fishing 1,652

Fishermen checked 4,534

Fish inspected 369

Citations issued 19

Warnings issued 0

State totals

Boats fishing 13,400

Fishermen checked 26,454

Fish inspected 4,374

Citations issued 111

Warnings issued 78

% Summary of violations

Fishing without a license 60

Possession of undersized fish 36

Fishing before legal hour 4

Possession after legal hour 6

Boating violations 3

Over the creel limit 1

Unlicensed fishing guide 1

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