Not a big deal for MRA. Permits would be FREE and we've kept and posted our stats on our web site for years. I think this is a simple and very good requirement coming from DNR to help collect data and manage the fisheries. (Maybe they would put some fish, or more structure, in Prettyboy!)
Some cliff notes from that link:
-Certainly their initial focus is more on the tidal tournament leagues as you can see on the (proposed) registration site: http://dnrweb.dnr.state.md.us/fish/tournament/register2.asp
-Other solutions like large-scale creel surveys and economic studies can annually cost over $50,000/year. The proposed solution does not increase cost to MD DNR or to the angler; in fact, it should lower costs by reducing current survey work. Continuing the status quo is costly and limits MD DNR’s ability to reliably identify problems and protect populations.
-Type of data they expect and web site to post the data. (We already keep most of this data) http://dnrweb.dnr.state.md.us/fish/bass/basstournament.asp