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Striped bass.
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Maryland man pleads guilty to attempting to illegally harvest fish in Chesapeake Bay

A man from St. Michaels, Maryland pleaded guilty to attempting to violate the Lacey Act by trafficking illegally harvested striped bass. According to his plea agreement, Lawrence “Daniel” Murphy assisted in a scheme to illegally poach hundreds of thousands of pounds of striped bass from the Chesapeake Bay in violation of Maryland regulations relating to harvest method, amounts, tagging, and reporting. Murphy faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. His sentencing is scheduled for December 19, 2014.

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Published on: Friday, September 12,2014

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