NEWS - FYI - Black Sea Bass and Black Drum
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Fishing and Boating Services
2018 Recreational Black Sea Bass Fishery—Effective March 1
The secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, pursuant to Code of Maryland Regulations 08.02.05.21F, announces that the recreational black sea bass fishery will be closed from 12:01 a.m. March 1 through 11:59 p.m. May 15, 2018.
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission approved Addendum XXX to the Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan, which includes an option to develop regional management measures. The region that extends from Delaware through North Carolina is working together to develop proposals for 2018 recreational rules that will be reviewed at the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Board meeting in March.
After the board approves the proposal the department will establish the season, catch limit and minimum size for the recreational black sea bass fishery for the remainder of 2018.
Mark J. Belton, Secretary of Natural Resources
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, FERBUARY 22, 2018 (Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission News Release)
PRESS CONTACT, TINA BERGER or MIKE SCHMIDTKE 703.842.0740
Maryland Schedules Public Hearing on Black Drum Draft Addendum I
Arlington, VA – Maryland has scheduled their hearing to gather public comment on Draft Addendum I to
the Black Drum Fishery Management Plan (FMP). The details of this hearing are as follows:
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
March 15, 2018 at 5:30 PM
580 Taylor Ave, Room C1
Contact: Lynn Fegley at 410.260.8285
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