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Two Charged With Poaching Striped Bass in Dorchester County

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DORCHESTER COUNTY, Md.- Maryland Natural Resources Police say they have charged a Virginia man and woman with illegal fishing in Dorchester County after officers found 17 undersized striped bass in their car on Tuesday. 

OK Ryun Jang, 52, and Bokseok Kwon, 60, both of Centreville, Va., each received citations for violating state law on size and number of striped bass in their possession. Jang also received a citation for keeping an undersized black drum. Kwon received a citation for keeping an undersized spotted trout.

Police said the two were observed by officers on surveillance just before midnight near Ferry Bridge on Hooper Island. A search of their car turned up 24 striped bass, 17 of them under 20 inches in length. The pair had 20 striped bass over their limit, according to investigators. 

Jang and Kwon are scheduled to appear in Dorchester County District Court on Nov. 16. If they choose to contest the charges and are found guilty, each could be fined as much as $4,500, police said.

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