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Del. Waterman Fined for Fishing Violations

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DELAWARE BAY, Del. - The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control's Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Agents have cited a commercial fisherman for numerous violations of commercial fishing regulations.

Officials said that on June 25, Frank S. Eicherly IV, of Bowers Beach, Del., was charged with 50 counts of no ghost panel (a means for fish to escape lost or abandoned pots,) 50 counts of improperly marked commercial fish pots, and one count of illegally potting for finfish within the boundaries of a commercial reef.

At the Justice of the Peace Court 3, Eicherly pleaded guilty to five counts of the no ghost panel violation, five counts of the improperly marked fish pot violation, and the single count of illegally potting for finfish. He was fined $1,200 and placed on two years criminal probation.
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