Since all Maryland Check Stations participate in the E-Reporting with FACTSTM program, Striped Bass harvesters can bring their catch to any authorized location(s) for verification. Since FACTSTM tracks their remaining allocation in real time, participants no longer use a quota share card. When they arrive at the check station, all they need to provide is their license number and the check station’s FACTSTM account will do the rest. The check station operator then enters the count and weight so that the harvester (or their Authorized Representative), can enter their username and password to confirm the check-in. Both the check station and the harvester get instant confirmation of the check-in through their individual FACTSTM accounts.
Training for check station operators and staff is available. Please contact Stephanie Richards, the E-Reporting Program Coordinator at FisheriesEReporting.DNR@maryland.gov or 410-260-8314 for more information.
Check Station Training Guide
For the Check Stations:
For the Participant:
580 Taylor Ave, Annapolis MD 21401