Petition to Abolish Nets on the Chesapeake Bay and its Tidal Tributaries
Fishery Regulators of the Chesapeake Bay
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We, who use and enjoy Marylands Chesapeake Bays natural resources and have concern for the long-term viability of the fin fishery of the Chesapeake Bay, request:
1) That the practice of using nets (excluding cast nets, landing nets, dip nets and eel pots) on the Chesapeake Bay, and its tidal tributaries, be abolished as a means to harvest non-crustacean fish.
2) That substantially higher penalties be established, then what exists as of February 14, 2011, against those who violate the law that governs the use of nets, as a means to harvest fish on the Chesapeake Bay