Maryland Watermen's Association

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9:02 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Maryland DNR Secretary Embroiled in Controversey

Department of Natural Resources Secretary Joe Gill
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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Secretary Joe Gill’s reconfirmation could be in trouble.

It began following a hearing on a measure last week that would allow DNR to open, close or modify fisheries in a 48 hour period.

Maryland Watermen’s Association president Robert Brown said Gill came up to him and said that if the legislation did not pass he could curt quotas that would hurt him.

Gill says that his comments were misunderstood.

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