New Rockfish Regulations

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  1. Bwana1

    Bwana1 Elite Refuge Member

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    Maryland Department of Natural Resources
    Fishing and Boating Services
    Changes for the Atlantic Coast Recreational and Charter Boat Striped Bass Fishery Effective April 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.

    This notice supersedes all notices effective prior to April 1, 2020 affecting the Atlantic coast recreational and charter boat striped bass fishery. Effective 12:01 a.m. April 1, 2020:

    • Anglers may keep one striped bass per person per day from the Atlantic Ocean, its coastal bays, and their tributaries.
    • The striped bass must be at least 28 inches and less than 35 inches in length.
    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

    Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio
    Secretary of Natural Resources
     
  2. shoot-straight

    shoot-straight Elite Refuge Member

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    Keep in mind that's the Atlantic and coastal bays- not the chesapeake.
     
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    The Cheasapeake is not a costal bay?
     
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    shoot-straight Elite Refuge Member

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    Of course it is, but they are and pretty much always have been managed seperately from a fisheries perspective. Lots of reasons for that. Different regs for many species to "fit" the specific fisheries of each. It's not new that they are treated differently.
     
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