Contact: Sgt. Gregory Rhodes, Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement, 302-739-9913 or 302-542-6102, or Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902.
Two New Castle men cited for tampering with commercial crab pots
NEW CASTLE (July 31, 2012) – Fish and Wildlife Enforcement agents cited two New Castle men July 25 for violations of state crabbing regulations including tampering with commercial crab pots, in connection with an incident on the Delaware River in northern New Castle County.
Anthony J. Black, 26, of New Castle, was cited for two counts of tampering with commercial crab pots, two counts of possession of undersized blue crabs, one count of operating a motor vessel without a boating safety certificate and one count of failing to have a fire extinguisher aboard.
Christopher Torres, 22, also of New Castle, was cited for two counts of tampering with commercial crab pots and four counts of possession of undersized blue crabs. Torres was taken into custody on a warrant out of the New Castle Court of Common Pleas and was released after posting bail, pending a future court date.
Delaware crabbing regulations require crab pot owners to set and tend them; no one is permitted to tend another person’s crab pots, recreational or commercial.
For more information on crabbing regulations, please check the 2012 Delaware Fishing Guide, available online and at fishing license dealers throughout the state.
Citizens are encouraged to report fish and wildlife and boating violations to the Delaware Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Section by calling 302-739-4580.
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