DNREC announced today that four people were cited for fishing and crabbing violations earlier this month at the Augustine Wildlife Area near Port Penn, northeast of Middletown.

On July 18, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police cited four Philadelphia residents at Silver Run on the Augustine Wildlife Area.

Shui Y. Lin, 48, and Yongdeng Dong, 48, were cited for one count each of no fishing license, no food fish equipment permit, possession of undersized blue crabs and possession of undersized white perch, according to DNREC.

Lin and Dong were fined $486 each, including court costs.

Xiujia Zhang, 36, and Yue L. Chen, 49, were cited for one count each of unlicensed fishing and possession of undersized blue crabs, DNREC said.

Zhang and Chen were fined $272 each, including court costs.

Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police remind recreational anglers that a Delaware fishing license is required for fishing, crabbing and clamming in both tidal and non-tidal waters statewide.

A resident annual fishing license costs $8.50 for ages 16 through 64. Anglers under the age of 16 and residents age 65 and older are not required to purchase fishing licenses in Delaware. Some requirements differ for non-resident anglers. License-exempt persons may purchase fishing licenses if they so choose to help support fisheries management in Delaware.