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Contact: Cpl. John McDerby, Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Natural Resources Police, 302-739-9913 or 302-354-1386, or Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902  

Three Delaware commercial fishermen cited by DNREC Natural Resources Police 

DOVER (May 20, 2015) – DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers cited three commercial fishermen in Kent County for violations last week.

  • On May 16, Captain Ronald L. Virdin, 44, of Dover, was cited for three counts of possession of undersized oysters and two counts of improperly tagged oysters aboard his commercial fishing vessel Bad Habit near Leipsic. Virdin was fined $535, including court costs.

  • On May 15, Captain Timothy J. Sage, 36, of Lincoln, was cited for possession of undersized oysters aboard his commercial fishing vessel Virginia Reel off Bowers Beach. Sage was fined $107, including court costs.

  • On May 14, Fish & Wildlife officers cited Joseph Cherneski, 44, of Milford, for failure to tend a commercial gill net within 48 hours in the Delaware Bay near Pickering Beach. Cherneski was fined $107, including court costs.

The DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife recognizes and thanks the majority of anglers, hunters and boaters who comply with and support Delaware’s fishing, hunting and boating laws and regulations. Citizens are encouraged to report fish and wildlife and boating violations to the Delaware Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Section by calling 302-739-4580. Wildlife violations may also be reported anonymously to Operation Game Theft by calling 800-292-3030 or online at

Vol. 45, No. 158

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