Our sincere thanks to the volunteer group of captains who participated in developing the new FACTS Charter Pilot reporting system and training options. Despite the additional challenges posed by the current health emergency, the program successfully launched on Saturday, May 1. New participants were able to use their FACTS accounts in time for the start of the 2020 striped bass season and the program flexibility for two fish per angler went into effect on Saturday, May 16.
Throughout the entire development process, the strong support of the charter industry and associations made an enormous difference to the program's overall success. As of June 1, the Charter Pilot program has over 67% of the for-hire fleet participating and already more than 1000 trips have been taken by captains using FACTS. It is a strong start to the program and our volunteer captains will be providing ongoing feedback throughout the first year of the pilot.
Missing harvest reports? Get a harvest report checkup and submit any missing reports prior to joining the program. You can print blank copies of all the required harvest reports online. Please contact the commercial harvest reporting group at FisheriesHarvestReport.firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-260-8301 for assistance.
Have a TFL or other finfish license? If you are interested in joining the FACTS
program for your Blue Crab and/or Finfish reporting, contact us today to get
started. You’ll be able to report all your harvest activity online and use the
program’s special flexibilities. There are several options for learning how to
report electronically and we can help you find the way that works best for you.
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)