Fisherman Cited, 2014 Horseshoe Crab Season Over in Del. - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Fisherman Cited, 2014 Horseshoe Crab Season Over in Del.

Posted: Updated:

CEDAR CREEK, Del. – A commercial fisherman has been cited for failing to report his horseshoe crab harvest, according to Delaware's Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement.

Officials said Travis Mick, 31, of Milford, was fined for harvesting 3,000 horseshoe crabs over a two-day period without reporting it. Mick submitted his harvest report after he was fined by Fish and Wildlife Enforcement.

This year’s quota of 160,435 crabs has already been hit, so the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control closed the 2014 horseshoe crab harvest at 12:01 a.m. Thursday.

To harvest horseshoe crabs in Delaware, commercial fishermen have to get a permit from DNREC. Delaware adheres to an annual harvest limit set by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, as part of the Commission’s Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Horseshoe Crabs.

Commercial fishermen must report their harvest within 24 hours.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Volunteers Build Cambridge Crab Basket Tree, Attracting Visitors

    Volunteers Build Cambridge Crab Basket Tree, Attracting Visitors

    11/24/2017 16:11:00 -05:002017-11-24 21:11:00 GMT
    Friday, November 24 2017 4:11 PM EST2017-11-24 21:11:52 GMT
    Photo: Jill JasutaPhoto: Jill Jasuta
    Trolleys full of crab baskets were part of the scene in downtown Cambridge Friday morning - nearly 200 of them in fact.More
    Trolleys full of crab baskets were part of the scene in downtown Cambridge Friday morning - nearly 200 of them in fact.More
  • Giving Back on Thanksgiving

    Giving Back on Thanksgiving

    11/23/2017 15:23:00 -05:002017-11-23 20:23:00 GMT
    Thursday, November 23 2017 3:29 PM EST2017-11-23 20:29:44 GMT
    SALISBURY, Md.- The Spirit & Truth Restoration Church prepared over 250 Thanksgiving dinners to those in need on Thursday. This is the seventh year the church has delivered meals to the community. Pastor Bonita Nsah says it's important toMore
    The Spirit & Truth Restoration Church prepared over 250 Thanksgiving dinners to those in need on Thursday.More
  • Restaurants Prepare for Thanksgiving Holiday

    Restaurants Prepare for Thanksgiving Holiday

    11/22/2017 22:06:00 -05:002017-11-23 03:06:00 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 10:06 PM EST2017-11-23 03:06:27 GMT
    Thanksgiving PreparationsThanksgiving Preparations
    SALISBURY, Md.- Restaurants in Salisbury are gearing up for Turkey Day. While many are cooking at home on Thursday, some are choosing to go out to eat for Thanksgiving. Jennifer Stack says she isn't a good cook, so her family is going out forMore
    Restaurants in Salisbury are gearing up for Turkey Day. While many are cooking at home on Thursday, some are choosing to go out to eat for Thanksgiving.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices