An update on the Massachusetts Striped Bass Conservation license plate – and an opportunity to secure a low-number plate!
Dear Striped Bass Community Member:
As 2020 winds down and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our daily life, we would like to share with you the latest developments of the Striped Bass Conservation license plate. According to the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV), the license plate is on track to be distributed in March or April of 2021.
In normal times, getting a plate established and through the RMV approval process typically takes 6-8 months. Because of the pandemic, there were unforeseen pre-production delays that prolonged the anticipated 2020 delivery of the license plates. The good news is the RMV has indicated to us that you will receive your iconic, low number license plate early this spring!
Also, for a limited time only, we would like to extend another opportunity to secure a low number plate before general distribution. All new applications will result in a number in the 900s. This offer will end on December 20, 2020. If you are interested in applying, please contact Susan Lanza at Susan.Lanza@mass.gov or by telephone (617) 626-1068. In the future, we anticipate having an auction of our reserved low plate numbers, so stay tuned!!
On behalf of the Massachusetts Environmental Trust (MET) and the Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF), we would like to thank you – friends of the striped bass community – for your unwavering support during these difficult times. Your commitment to the conservation of the striped bass in Massachusetts is impressive. We will continue to regularly update you with any new developments. If you have further questions, please contact Kim Tilas by email at Kim.Tilas@mass.gov.
Wishing you a happy, healthy holiday season!
Kim Tilas Daniel J. McKiernan
Director, Mass Environmental Trust Director, MA Division of Marine Fisheries