Contact: Sgt. Gregory Rhodes, Fish & Wildlife Enforcement, 302-739-9913 or 302-542-6102
Joanna Wilson, Public Affairs, 302-739-9902
Commercial waterman arrested for clamming in polluted area
DEWEY BEACH (June 26, 2012) – DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement agents on June 24 arrested a commercial waterman on multiple charges including clamming in a polluted area.
Dirk A. Moore, age 51, of Lewes, was arrested and charged with clamming in a prohibited area. He was also cited for resisting arrest and failure to comply with a command from a police officer. Moore was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 2 in Rehoboth Beach and released on $700 unsecured bond pending a later court date.
“Ensuring that commercial watermen do not obtain their catch in areas known to be polluted is a matter of public health and safety, which is why they’re prohibited. We take this very seriously,” said Sgt. Gregory Rhodes of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement.
The DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Enforcement Section is charged with achieving public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety.
Citizens are encouraged to report fish and wildlife and boating violations to the Delaware Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Section at 302-739-4580.
Vol. 42, No. 238