Striped Bass fishing past 3 miles could net a fine

Striped Bass fishing past 3 miles could net a fine
A boarding team from the Coast Guard Cutter Shearwater performs a vessel inspection aboard a recreational vessel in support of Operation Striper Swiper, an initiative to curtail illegal fishing of the Atlantic striped bass in federal waters. (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert) Atlantic City – The cold air brings with it many things each year; pumpkin-spiced...

Coast Guard to cast net for striped bass poachers

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard, state and federal agencies are intensifying efforts to stop the illegal poaching of striped bass off the Atlantic coast this winter season. In an effort to ensure the health of the striped bass population, the Coast Guard is working to raise awareness of the federal regulations governing striped bass and to increase enforcement efforts to protect the migration and...

Coast Guard cutter seizes illegal catch of striped bass

WILMINGTON, N.C. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Staten Island, homeported in Fort Macon, N.C., found 2 recreational vessels with illegally caught fish, Wednesday.

Joint federal effort nets large haul of illegal striped bass

OREGON INLET, N.C. – Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration personnel combined efforts Tuesday to stop illegal striped bass fishing off Oregon Inlet and found one vessel with illegally caught fish that had more than 2,900 pounds of fish aboard.