ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources has proposed suspending the fishing licenses of 60 recreational anglers. The department says the suspensions are for violations including fishing during closed seasons, in closed areas, possessing female crabs and exceeding daily catch limits.

DNR says the violations can be punished by suspensions ranging from a month to a year. Individuals can request a hearing before an administrative law judge.

Tom O’Connell, director of fisheries services for the DNR, told The Baltimore Sun that 14 of the violations involved rockfish. O’Connell says they were caught through information received from other fishermen and developed by Natural
Resources Police.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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