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Maryland Natural Resources Police And Coastal Conservation Association, Partner To Target Illegal Fishing Activity On Maryland’s Tidal Waters
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) and the Maryland chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) announced today that CCA MD donated three Pentax spotting scopes with tripods, and six pair of quality Pentax binoculars. The optic equipment is valued at more than $3,200 and will enable NRP officers to conduct surveillance operations for fishing violations on Maryland’s tidal waters.
“This equipment will not only help us target fishing violations, but safe boating violations and criminal activity on Maryland’s waterways,” said Lt. David Larsen, who serves as commander for enforcement in Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties. “We thank the CCA for their continued support.”
With recreational saltwater anglers as its primary members, the CCA is a nonprofit organization that advises and educates the public on marine resources conservation. For more information about CCA, visit their website at http://www.ccamd.org
The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) is an enforcement arm of the Department of Natural Resources. With an authorized strength of 285 officers and a dedicated staff of civilian and volunteer personnel, the Natural Resources Police provide a variety of services in addition to conservation and boating law enforcement duties throughout the State of Maryland. These services include homeland security, search and rescue, emergency medical services, education, information and communications services on a round the clock basis. NRP is the only police force aside from the Maryland State Police that has statewide jurisdiction.
May 19, 2005
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 446,000 acres of public lands and 18,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 11 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov