PIRATE POACHERS OF THE CHESAPEAKE Cops nab outlaw watermen Wheatley father and son duo poachers raiding oyster sanctuary – not the first rodeo for Pop

While the vast majority of Chesapeake Bay watermen are law-abiding and work hard to understand and be in compliance with the myriad set of rules set down by Bay regulators, there are others who just don’t give a damn. According to the NRP, these watermen allegedly are among the latter, especially the father who has a long line of poaching convictions with which he can add notches to his boat and boast about in the tavern.

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Virginia State Police Beat / SEARCH AND RECOVERY EFFORT CONTINUES ON ICED-OVER JAMES RIVER FOR TWO HUNTERS; Kyle Englehart and Austin Savage

  Virginia State Police Beat / SEARCH AND RECOVERY EFFORT CONTINUES ON ICED-OVER JAMES RIVER FOR TWO HUNTERS; Kyle Englehart and Austin Savage VARINA, VA. — The search for two men missing after they went duck hunting as a blizzard enveloped the Virginia Capes continues on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. Family and friends are posting […]

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Coast Guard sets ice condition 2 for Chesapeake Bay; 3 for Delaware Bay and tributaries; Virginia Capes closed too; Cutter Chock slicing ice from Crisfield to Tangier Island

“It’s important to always check and monitor the marine weather forecast before any trip on the water,” said Capt. Scott Anderson, the Commander of Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay. “High winds, cold weather, and dropping temperatures are good reasons to re-evaluate an outing.

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