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Survey Finds Healthy Striped Bass Reproduction

Positive Outlook for Iconic Fish in 65th Annual Index The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced results of its annual young-of-year striped bass survey in Chesapeake Bay, which documented healthy reproduction of the state fish. The 2018 young-of-year index is 14.8, higher than the 65-year average of 11.8. Known locally as rockfish, striped bass spawn  Read the Rest…


Department Launches New Shellfish Aquaculture Application Tools

Customer Service Enhancements to Provide Early Notification of Proposed Leases The Maryland Department of Natural Resources today launched a new set of online tools to help educate and engage the public on proposed aquaculture lease applications. The tools, which include a dynamic database and email notification system, will provide information on pending and proposed commercial shellfish  Read the Rest…


Fall Trout Stocking Begins in September

Thousands of Trout Heading for Maryland Waters The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will stock thousands of brown, golden and rainbow trout in select creeks, lakes and rivers from mid-September through the end of October. Depending on location, anglers can expect this year’s trout to range in size from one-half pound to 1 pound. This  Read the Rest…



New Striped Bass Regulations Effective May 16

Enhanced Conservation Rules on Use of Bait and Hooks; Minimum Size Reduced to 19 Inches The opening of regular striped bass season May 16 coincides with new conservation-minded regulations pertaining to the use of bait, gear and hooks. The Maryland General Assembly Joint Committee Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review Committee recently approved Maryland Department of Natural Resources regulations, which will  Read the Rest…


Maryland Offers License-Free Fishing Days in June and July

Statewide Opportunity to Give Angling a Try The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites new or experienced anglers to enjoy Maryland’s License Free Fishing Days June 2, 9 and July 4. This is a unique opportunity for Marylanders to test their fishing skills without the need to obtain a fishing license, trout stamp or registration. 



New Volunteer Angler Surveys Encourage Citizen Input

Reporting Helps Manage State’s Fishing Resources The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is launching new mobile-friendly volunteer angler surveys, making it easy to turn a fishing trip into scientific research by submitting catch data right from a phone. The survey is a simple tool where volunteers provide valuable information to department biologists such as species caught,  Read the Rest…



Maryland Crabbing Season Begins April 1

Full Steam Ahead for Catching State’s Favorite Crustacean  The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces that the blue crab season officially opens April 1 in Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries as well as the Atlantic Ocean and coastal bays. “The beginning of blue crab season is a Maryland tradition,” Fishing and Boating Services Director David  Read the Rest…


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AccessDNR December 2018

The December 2018 edition of a monthly video newsletter hosted by Gregg Bortz.

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