A commercial crabber from Milford was cited and fined after failing to report a harvest of about 3,000 horseshoe crabs.

A commercial crabber from Milford was cited and fined after failing to report a harvest of about 3,000 horseshoe crabs.

Travis J. Mick, 31, submitted his harvest report after he was fined by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish and Wildlife for failing to report the horseshoe crab landings within a 24-hour period. An investigation by enforcement agents revealed Mick has harvested the horseshoe crabs over a two-day period without reporting his take, according to DNREC officials.

Commercial fishermen are required to obtain a permit from DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife to harvest horseshoe crabs in Delaware and fisheries regulations require a report within 24 hours. Failure to report a harvest results in a fine and possible suspension of a harvest permit until the report is submitted.

DNREC closed the 2014 horseshoe crab harvest on June 19, after the year’s quota of 160,435 was reached.