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NRP and NOAA Fisheries Service Seize Striped Bass
NRP and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrationís (NOAA) Office for Law Enforcement seized 2,702 pounds of striped bass from the commercial fishing vessel Rita Diane in West Ocean City on Friday, Nov. 4. The vessel was allegedly fishing for striped bass within the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), an area exceeding three miles offshore, of the Atlantic Ocean. Additional investigations related to the Rita Dianeís fishing activity led to the seizure of proceeds from the catch caught on the preceding day as well for similar violations. The total amount seized over the two-day period was 7,990 pounds of striped bass. The fish is valued at approximately $15,800.
November 15, 2005
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