Two Calvert Men Charged with Illegal Possession of Striped Bass

ANNAPOLIS (March 04, 2010) - The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) today released the following incident and arrest report. NRP is the enforcement arm of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). NRP is the only police force aside from the Maryland State Police that has statewide jurisdiction.

ILLEGAL BASS FISHING: On March 2, the NRP charged Tony Allen Reynolds, age 38, and Benson Albert Jones Sr., age 61, with possession of striped bass during closed season. NRP Officers observed Reynolds’ boat “Sea Biscuit” docked in Fishing Creek in the town of Chesapeake Beach, where Reynolds resides. Officers observed Reynolds unloading crates of fish into a truck driven by Jones. Officers inspected the fish and found 204 striped bass ranging in size from 12” to 17”. It is illegal to possess striped bass after the closing of the striped bass gill net season, which closed on February 26. A court date has been set for May 10, 2010 in Calvert County.

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