Poacher Pirates of the Chesapeake: Maryland’s Outlaw Watermen Busted and Banned List

  • The vast majority of watermen who work the Chesapeake Bay make good faith efforts to stay within the many rules, regulations, and laws that govern the catching of fish, clams, crabs, and oysters.

Poacher Pirates of the Chesapeake: Maryland’s Outlaw Watermen Busted and Banned List

(Editor’s Note: The vast majority of watermen who work the Chesapeake Bay make good faith efforts to stay within the many rules, regulations, and laws that govern the catching of fish, clams, crabs, and oysters. The following persons clearly make no effort at all and the following actions have been taken as reported by the authorities in Maryland: 

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reports the following Commercial Fishing Suspensions/Revocations and Aquaculture Suspensions as of 1/30/18

COMMERCIAL SUSPENSIONS

Ryan A. Bailey – Entitlement to Engage in Commercial Fishing Activities Suspended
o Prohibited from engaging in ANY commercial fishing activities during the following period: 12/23/17 – 2/20/18.

Linda R. Blizzard – Tidal Fish License # 96477 Suspended
o Prohibited from engaging in ANY commercial fishing activities during the following period: 9/1/17 – 2/28/18.

William M. Blizzard, II – Entitlement to Engage in Commercial Fishing Activities Suspended
o Prohibited from engaging in ANY commercial fishing activities during the following period: 9/1/17 – 2/28/18.

Bruce E. Chainay – Entitlement to Engage in Commercial Fishing Activities Suspended
o Prohibited from engaging in ANY commercial fishing activities during the following period: 5/11/17 – 5/10/18.

Larry E. Dail – Tidal Fish License # 3041 Suspended
o Prohibited from engaging in ANY commercial fishing activities during the following period: 4/1/18 – 5/30/18.

Walter W. Fields – Entitlement to Engage in Commercial Fishing Activities Suspended
o Prohibited from engaging in ANY commercial fishing activities during the following period: 12/1/17 – 1/30/18.

Lance Fridley

Lance C. Fridley – Tidal Fish License # 16137 Suspended
o Prohibited from engaging in ANY commercial fishing activities that require a license during the following period: 6/9/15 – 6/9/18. Note: Fridley may serve as a crew member for another licensee.

Windy Karpavage – Tidal Fish License # 69296 Suspended
o Prohibited from engaging in ANY commercial fishing activities during the following period: 4/1/18 – 4/30/18.

Hans E. Kuntze, Sr. – Tidal Fish License # 65536 Suspended
o Prohibited from engaging in ANY commercial fishing activities during the following periods: 4/1/17 – 3/31/18; 10/1/18 – 3/31/19 and 10/1/19 – 3/31/20.

Daniel M. Mariano, Sr. – Tidal Fish License # 64881 Suspended
o Prohibited from engaging in ANY commercial fishing activities during the following period: 5/21/18 – 8/18/18.
2 1/30/18

Wyatt H. Watts – Entitlement to Engage in Commercial Fishing Activities Suspended
o Prohibited from engaging in ANY commercial fishing activities during the following period: 4/5/17 – 4/4/18.

Donald R. Wharton – Entitlement to Engage in Commercial Harvest of Oysters Suspended
o Prohibited from engaging in the commercial harvest of wild oysters in Maryland
during the following period: 10/1/17 – 3/31/18.

COMMERCIAL REVOCATIONS

Adam Antes; Champion Pirate Poacher of the Chesapeake

Adam R. Antes – Tidal Fish License # 15887 Revoked
o Effective: 1/15/16
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in ANY commercial fishing activities.

Matthew J. Booze – Oyster Authorization/ Entitlement Revoked
o Effective: 5/3/17
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in the commercial harvest of wild oysters in Maryland.

Alan D. Bozman – Oyster Authorization/ Entitlement under TFL # 7820 Revoked
o Effective: 4/7/17
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in the commercial harvest of wild oysters in Maryland.

Benjamin S. Byers – Oyster Authorization/ Entitlement Revoked
o Effective: 10/24/12
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in the commercial harvest of wild oysters in Maryland.
o May not possess an Unlimited TFL during ANY oyster season (October 1st – March 31st).

Jeffrey S. Cummings Sr. – Tidal Fish License # 825 Revoked
o Effective: 1/30/15
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in ANY commercial fishing activities.

James A. Faulkner, Jr. – Oyster Authorization/Entitlement under TFL # 2502 Revoked o Effective: 6/13/13
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in the commercial harvest of wild oysters in Maryland.

Walter W. Fields – Oyster Authorization/ Entitlement Revoked
o Effective: 4/7/17
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in the commercial harvest of wild oysters in Maryland. 3 1/30/18

Richard N. Fluharty – Oyster Authorization/Entitlement under TFL # 1061 Revoked
o Effective: 3/23/11
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in the commercial harvest of wild oysters in Maryland.

 

Edward E. Grimes Jr. – Oyster Authorization/Entitlement under TFL # 16426 Revoked
o Effective: 6/5/12
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in the commercial harvest of wild oysters in Maryland.

Daniel Franklin Haddaway – Oyster Authorization/Entitlement under TFL # 60633 Revoked
o Effective: 6/27/17
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in the commercial harvest of wild oysters in Maryland.

Michael D. Hayden Jr. – Striped Bass Permit/Entitlement under TFL # 12328 Revoked
o Effective: 6/24/16
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in all aspects of the commercial harvest of striped bass in Maryland.

Joseph B. Janda Jr. – Tidal Fish License # 5580 Revoked
o Effective: 5/8/13
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in ANY commercial fishing activities.

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Hans E. Kuntze Sr. – Oyster Authorization/Entitlement under TFL # 65536 Revoked
o Effective: 8/29/16
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in the commercial harvest of wild oysters in Maryland.

William J. Lednum – Striped Bass Permit/Entitlement under TFL # 3936 Revoked
o Effective: 6/23/16
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in all aspects of the commercial harvest of striped bass in Maryland.

Edward B. Lowery, Jr. – Oyster Authorization/Entitlement under TFL # 69618 Revoked
o Effective: 10/1/10
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in the commercial harvest of wild oysters in Maryland.

Franklin W. Marshall Jr. – Authorizations/Entitlements Revoked
o Effective: 11/28/16
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in ANY commercial fishing activities.

Christopher L. Marvel – Oyster Authorization/Entitlement under TFL # 3157 Revoked
o Effective: 6/6/12
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in the commercial harvest of wild oysters in Maryland.  1/30/18

Roy W. Meredith Jr. – Oyster Authorization/Entitlement under TFL # 21028 Revoked
o Effective: 9/15/14
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in the commercial harvest of wild oysters in Maryland.

Bryan J. Mister – Oyster Authorization/Entitlement under TFL # 793 Revoked
o Effective: 6/9/16
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in the commercial harvest of wild oysters in Maryland.

Bartlett W. Murphy Jr –
Tidal Fish License #17631 Revoked
o Effective: 11/10/16
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in ANY commercial fishing activities.
Oyster Authorization/Entitlement under TFL #17631 Revoked
o Effective: 6/10/16
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in the commercial harvest of wild oysters
 1/30/18

James Phillip Nelson; court orders permanent loss of waterman’s license

Andrew P. Nelson – Oyster Authorization/ Entitlement Revoked
o Effective: 8/4/16 (set in District Court)
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in the commercial harvest of wild oysters in Maryland.

Nelson and Sons Seafood Facebook profile photo

James P. Nelson – Oyster Authorization/Entitlement under TFL # 271 Revoked
o Effective: 11/5/15 (set in District Court)
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in the commercial harvest of wild oysters in Maryland.

Robert S. Nelson, Jr. – Oyster Authorization/Entitlement under TFL # 3601 Revoked
o Effective: 7/30/12
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in the commercial harvest of wild oysters in Maryland.

Richard D. Nordhoff – Oyster Authorization/ Entitlement under TFL # 933 Revoked
o Effective: 10/30/15
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in the commercial harvest of wild oysters in Maryland.

Thomas W. Pannebaker – Authorizations/Entitlements Revoked
o Effective: 1/8/03 (set in District Court)
o Prohibited from engaging in ANY commercial OR recreational fishing activities.

Adam V. Reihl – Oyster Authorization/ Entitlement Revoked
o Effective: 10/1/15
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in the commercial harvest of wild oysters in Maryland.
o Prohibited from obtaining a tidal fish license from 10/1/15 through and including
10/1/20.

Benjamin L. Reihl – Authorizations/Entitlements Revoked
o Effective: 3/31/14
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in ANY commercial fishing activities.

William L. Reihl Sr. – Oyster Authorization/ Entitlement under TFL # 16430 Revoked
o Effective: 5/15/15
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in the commercial harvest of wild oysters in Maryland.

Thousands of undersized croakers wound up dead after the Lumpkin’s boats were nabbed for poaching in the mouth of Patuxent River in 2015.

Todd H. Ruark – Oyster Authorization/Entitlement under TFL # 20008 Revoked
o Effective: 3/9/17
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in the commercial harvest of wild oysters in Maryland.

Kent C. Sadler – Oyster Authorization/Entitlement under TFL # 826 Revoked
o Effective: 6/2/14
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in the commercial harvest of wild oysters in Maryland.

GANGSTER OUTLAW WATERMEN at WORK: Just a portion of the seized catch of undersized croaker from the Lumpkins family boats by the NRP officers.

Zachary W. Seaman – Tidal Fish License # 3828 Revoked
o Effective: 10/2/12
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in ANY commercial fishing activities.
EXCEPT he may deal blue crabs.

John E. Smith, IV – Authorizations/Entitlements Revoked
o Effective: 12/1/14
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in ANY commercial fishing activities.

Michael David Sterling – Oyster Authorization/Entitlement under TFL # 3145 Revoked
o Effective: 7/7/14
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in the commercial harvest of wild oysters in Maryland.

Kevin S. Tarleton Jr. – Authorizations/Entitlements Revoked
o Effective: 10/28/16
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in ANY commercial fishing activities.

Kevin S. Tarleton Sr. – Oyster Authorization/Entitlement under TFL # 97706 Revoked
o Effective: 9/23/16
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in the commercial harvest of wild oysters in Maryland.

Keith Eric Thomas – Oyster Authorization/ Entitlement under TFL # 202 Revoked
o Effective: 5/22/13
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in the commercial harvest of wild oysters in Maryland.  1/30/18

Joshua T. Tieder – Tidal Fish License # 12531 Revoked
o Effective: 5/13/14
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in ANY commercial fishing activities.

Paul F. Tyler III –
Authorizations/Entitlements Revoked
o Effective: 12/12/17
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in ANY commercial fishing activities.
Oyster Authorization/ Entitlement under TFL #16421 Revoked
o Effective: 4/11/16
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in the commercial harvest of wild
oysters in Maryland.

Vaughn A. Watson Sr. – Oyster Authorization/Entitlement under TFL # 99210 Revoked
o Effective: 3/3/17
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in the commercial harvest of wild oysters in Maryland.

Ronald F. Welch – Oyster Authorization/Entitlement under TFL # 16727 Revoked
o Effective: 5/9/12
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in the commercial harvest of wild oysters in Maryland.

Earl D. Willey – Authorizations/Entitlements Revoked
o Effective: 1/29/18
o Permanently prohibited from engaging in ANY commercial fishing activities.
AQUACULTURE SUSPENSIONS

David T. Messick – Shellfish Aquaculture Harvester Permit Suspended
o Prohibited from engaging in ANY shellfish aquaculture activities during the
following period: 10/9/17 – 10/9/18.

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