Maryland Recreational Striped Bass Regulations Go into Effect

Maryland Department of Natural Resources 
Fishing and Boating Services Changes for the Atlantic Coast Recreational and Charter Boat Striped Bass Fishery     
Effective March 1, 2020

WHAT THIS NOTICE DOES
The Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces changes to the recreational striped bass size and catch limits for the Atlantic Ocean, its coastal bays and their tributaries. Effective 12:01 a.m. March 1, 2020: 
Recreational anglers may keep one striped bass per person per day. 
The striped bass must be a minimum of 28 inches and may not exceed 35 inches in 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 Striped Bass.

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

AUTHORITY
Code of Maryland Regulations 08.02.15.12

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