State Roundup, June 28, 2016

LIFE-TIME FISHING BAN: Two Eastern Shore watermen convicted last year of a large poaching scheme have received lifetime bans from the striped bass fishery by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. State officials said they were not aware of a lifetime ban being imposed in the striped bass fishery before this case, Catherine Rentz reports for the Annapolis Capital.

NEW LAWS: Here’s a photo gallery of new laws that will take effect in Maryland on Friday, July 1, courtesy of AP and running in the Carroll County Times. They include a hike in the minimum wage and a hike in the state’s gas tax.