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Pirate Poachers of the Bay: Now a prosecutor takes a stand! See actual video of Pirate Poacher Booty!

Pirate Poachers of the Bay

Over the past year, THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY has been highlighting the arrests of outlaw watermen in the Maryland and Virginia waters of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

Readers who have been following these violations and the tracking of the court appearances have been learning that, for most cases, the legal repercussions of these infractions have been very minor or non-existent.

Oyster pirate using internet foiled by oyster police

Officers posing as buyers arranged to purchase five bushels of oysters in untagged bags for $300. Upon completion of the transaction in WorcesterCounty, Jester was charged by NRP, with assistance from the Virginia Marine Resources Commission. The cash and oysters were seized and the oysters were sold to Southern Connection Seafood for $175.