Delaware NREC Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement agents
on April 7 arrested a commercial fisherman on charges related to
illegally taken striped bass.
Paul A. Satterfield, age 36, of Dover, was arrested and charged
with 53 counts of attempting to sell striped bass prior to having
the fish lawfully weighed and tagged by an authorized weigh
station. Satterfield was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court
No. 7 in Dover and released on $26,000 unsecured bond, pending a
May 25 preliminary hearing in the Court of Common Pleas.
The illegally taken fish were documented as evidence and then
sold by agents to a licensed commercial fish dealer for fair market
value of $2,400. The funds were secured in evidence pending
adjudication of the case.
Citizens are encouraged to report fish and wildlife violations
to the Delaware Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Section at