ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Proposed changes to commercial striped bass regulations will be discussed at an open house being held in Severna Park by Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources.

The department says illegal netting of striped bass this past winter has prompted the proposed changes. The proposals include a voluntary boat monitoring system. DNR says participants could be relieved of certain reporting requirements as an incentive for having monitoring equipment installed on their boats.

Other possible changes include requiring license numbers to be placed on nets and requiring license holders to tell state officials when they plan to fish.

The open house is Thursday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company.

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


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