The Virginia Marine Resources Commission at its November 1, 2016, meeting revoked the fishing licenses of seven commercial watermen for egregious or repeated violations of Virginia’s fishing laws and regulations
ACCOMACK, VA. — Edward B Lowery Jr., of Tilghman, Maryland, a commercial licensee, was convicted in Accomack County General District Court on August 31, 2015, on seven charges; four counts of failure to report mandatory harvest reports and three counts of forging a public document.
“You people should feel ashamed of yourselves bashing the watermen; you guys have no idea what it’s like to get up and go to a real job. You people are mean and ignorant arrogant ***holes.”
Patent Tonging on the Patuxent River Most commercial watermen work hard and abide by the laws and regulations. Some do not. On Feb. 3, 2015, …
At approximately 9:00 am Virginia Marine Police Officer Jamie Hogge happened to be in the Essex County Sheriff’s office collecting information on an earlier incident regarding the Saint Margaret School’s crewing team, when the distress call came in about the boating accident. Officer Hogge immediately called the Marine Police Dispatch Center advising them of the incident. The Dispatch Center sent out an alert to all boats in the area.
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.