Changes for the Chesapeake Bay Recreational and Charter Boat Summer and Fall Striped Bass Fishery Maps

WHAT THIS NOTICE DOES

The Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces changes to the striped bass recreational and charter boat summer and fall fishery for the Chesapeake Bay and its
tidal tributaries, including the Maryland tributaries of the Potomac River.

RULES FOR MAY 16, 2020 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2020

  • The summer and fall season is open May 16, 2020 through August 15, 2020 and
    September 1, 2020 through December 10, 2020. The season is closed on all other dates.
  •  Anglers may keep one striped bass per person per day.
  • The minimum size for striped bass is 19 inches.
  • During a chartered fishing trip, the captain or mate may not land or possess striped bass
    for personal consumption.
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WHERE THIS NOTICE APPLIES
This applies to areas in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries, including the Maryland tributaries of the Potomac River, that are open in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 08.02.15.09 and .10.
Maps of Areas Open to Fishing

WHY THIS IS NECESSARY
This action is necessary to implement the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Striped Bass.

WHO THIS NOTICE AFFECTS
This applies to all individuals who catch striped bass recreationally.

EFFECTIVE TIME AND DATE
This notice is effective at 12:01 a.m. May 16, 2020.

AUTHORITY
Code of Maryland Regulations 08.02.15.12

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