Pirate Poachers of the Bay: Commercial Waterman William Catlin Jr nabbed again by Natural Resources Police for Poaching

Pirate Poachers of the Bay: Commercial Waterman William Catlin Jr nabbed again by Natural Resources Police for Poaching TANGIER SOUND, MD. — Maryland Natural Resources Police report that on Nov. 27, 2015, officers on patrol in Tangier Sound saw a green-and-yellow work boat patent tonging on Halls Bar. While boarding the boat for inspection, officers […]

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Chinese Pirate Poacher Caught 2nd time in week; Crisfield commercial waterman Ryan Brittingham busted for poaching in oyster sanctuary

Chinese Pirate Poacher Caught 2nd time in week; Crisfield commercial waterman Ryan Brittingham busted for poaching in oyster sanctuary – Ryan Christopher Brittingham, 25, of Crisfield, was charged with illegally harvesting wild oysters in an oyster sanctuary after officers conducting surveillance watched four vessels enter the protected area and remove 36 ½ bushels of oysters. The oysters were seized and returned to the sanctuary.

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