Maryland 2020 Recreational Cobia Fishery Limits Are Set

The Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces the season, catch
limit, and minimum size for the recreational cobia fishery for 2020.

This notice supersedes all notices effective prior to April 1, 2020 affecting the recreational cobia fishery.
Effective 12:01 a.m. April 1, 2020:

1. The season is open June 1 through September 30, 2020. It is closed all other dates.

2. Recreational anglers may keep:
     a. 1 cobia per person per day; or
     b. Up to 3 cobia per vessel per day if there are 3 or more individuals on the vessel.

3. The recreational minimum size for cobia is 40 inches total length.

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WHY THIS IS NECESSARY

This action is necessary to implement the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s
Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Cobia.

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

AUTHORITY
Code of Maryland Regulations 08.02.05.17

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