New DNR program extends to Southern Maryland – tougher penalty system for commercial fishing violations.

SoMd News – Previously, a waterman had to receive multiple convictions before the department could impose a suspension; the new system allows the agency to impose suspensions for a single conviction, according to DNR. Additionally, the state increased the penalty for engaging in commercial fishing with a suspended license, a revoked license or without a license, by establishing a fine of up to $25,000 and imprisonment for up to one year. continued

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