The cownose ray enters the Chesapeake and its rivers every summer to reproduce. It’s also during this time that sport fishing and hunting groups, especially bowhunters, sponsor multiple tournaments on the slaughter of these beautiful creatures.
The legislation signed today by Governor Hogan, protects the rays by mandating that the DNR must prepare a fishery management plan before December 31, 2018. The bill also bans any fishing contest, competition, or tournament that targets cownose rays until July 1, 2019 in state waters.
Lisa has a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in Marketing and Advertising from Tulane University. Lisa is the owner of Gebco Insurance Associates and Triumph Insurance Agency and is a Certified Yoga Instructor.
A lover of all animals, Lisa has rescued two dogs, four pet lab rats, six cats, two hamsters, and two guinea pigs.
A mother of four, Lisa has chaired fundraising campaigns and been an active board member of the Parents' Associations at her children's schools. She became politically active in animal issues when her youngest child started volunteering at the shelter where they adopted their two cats.
Lisa is dedicated to passing laws that will make Maryland a leader in the humane treatment of all animals - companion, farm, and wildlife.
Latest posts by Lisa Radov (see all)
- Governor Hogan Signs the Pets and First Responders Bill - May 4, 2017
- Governor Hogan Signs the Animal Abuse Compensation Fund Bill - May 4, 2017
- Governor Hogan Signs Legislation to Protect Cownose Rays - May 4, 2017