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Statement from DNR Secretary on the ASMFC Striped Bass Action

Statement from DNR Secretary Joe Gill on the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Striped Bass action: “This week’s decision by ASMFC acknowledges its strong commitment and shared responsibility in managing striped bass, a flagship species along the Atlantic coast. A 25% reduction to the coastal fisheries is needed, as these are the areas that primarily  Read the Rest…


Striped Bass Survey Reveals Healthy 2014 Reproduction

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources today announced that the 2014 juvenile index ─ a measure of striped bass spawning success in Chesapeake Bay ─ is 11.0, nearly equal to the 61-year average of 11.7. The results indicate a healthy level of reproduction for Maryland’s state fish.


St. Michaels Waterman Pleads Guilty in Federal Striped Bass Poaching Case

Lawrence “Daniel” Murphy, 37, of St. Michaels, pleaded guilty today to attempting to violate the Lacey Act by trafficking in illegally harvested striped bass. The plea agreement was announced by Rod J. Rosenstein, U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland; Col. George F. Johnson IV, Superintendent of the Maryland Natural Resources Police; Sam Hirsch, Acting Assistant  Read the Rest…






DNR Releases 2013 Young-of-the-Year Striped Bass Survey

Spawning success increases over last year but remains below average The Maryland Department of Natural Resources today announced that the 2013 Striped Bass juvenile index ─ a measure of Striped Bass spawning success in Chesapeake Bay ─ is 5.8, a substantial increase over last year’s results of 0.9, but below the 60-year average of 11.7.  Read the Rest…



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AccessDNR May 2015
The May 2015 edition of a monthly video newsletter hosted by Karis King.

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