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Three tons of striped bass seized

Maryland Natural Resources Police made quite a catch on the Eastern Shore with what they described as an illegal net filled with three tons of rockfish.

It is believed to be the largest illegal netting of striped bass in a quarter of a century. The haul, with a market value of about $15,000, was so large that the 25-foot patrol boat had to radio the 73-foot buoy tender M/V J.C. Widener to help pull up the catch.

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