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08.02.15.00.htm 08.02.15.00. Title 08 DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES Subtitle 02 FISHERIES SERVICE Chapter 15 Striped Bass Authority: Natural Resources Article, §4-206, 4-215, 4-2A-03, 4-2A-04, 4-2A-05, 4-2A-08.1, 4-701, 4-704, 4-704.1, 4-731, 4-732, 4-734, 4-745, and 4-745.2, Annotated Code of Maryland
08.02.15.01.htm 08.02.15.01. 01 Scope.. A. Except in accordance with COMAR 08.02.05, 08.02.11, 08.02.14, and this chapter, it is illegal for a person to take, possess, transport, export, process, sell, offer for sale, or ship any striped bass (Morone saxatilis) including striped bass taken in the State’s Territorial Sea and the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) as defined by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, 16 U.S.C. Ch. 38 §1801 et seq. and which extends from 0 to 200 nautical miles f
08.02.15.02.htm 08.02.15.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Allocation" means pounds or numbers of striped bass which a striped bass permittee is provided on an annual basis.2) "Commercial tidal fish licensee" means a person licensed by the Department to catch and sell finfish.3) “Common Pool” means the fishery in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries comprised of the striped bass permittees who have chosen to combine
08.02.15.03.htm 08.02.15.03. 03 Spawning Rivers, Areas, and Reaches.. A. For purposes of this chapter, the designation of a spawning river, area, and reach includes all tributaries to the river, area, or reach.B. The following waters are designated as striped bass spawning rivers and areas:. 1) Choptank River upstream of a line beginning at a point at or near Cook Point, defined by Lat. 38°37.73'N and Long. 76°17.35'W; then running approximately 317° True to a point at or near Blackwalnut
08.02.15.04.htm 08.02.15.04. 04 Tidal Fish Licensee Intent to Fish.. A. Striped Bass Permit.. 1) The total number of permits authorizing commercial licensees to fish for striped bass may not exceed:a) 1,231 for commercial tidal fish licensees; and. b) 499 for fishing guide licensees.. 2) A commercial tidal fish licensee shall possess a striped bass permit while commercially fishing for striped bass.3) A commercial tidal fish licensee who has not registered to catch striped bass in accordance with
08.02.15.05.htm 08.02.15.05. 05 Disposition of Catch.. A. Permits and Tags.. 1) Prior to the start of a striped bass season, the Department shall provide tamper-evident locking tags to each commercial tidal fish licensee who is authorized to participate in a commercial striped bass fishery.2) A commercial tidal fish licensee who catches striped bass for sale shall:. a) Have in possession:. i) A commercial tidal fish license;. ii) A striped bass permit; and. iii) Unused tamper-evident tags issued by the Depa
08.02.15.06.htm 08.02.15.06. 06 Monitoring.. A. Reporting Requirements.. 1) The reporting week for a commercial tidal fish or fishing guide licensee participating in a striped bass season is Sunday through Saturday.2) A check station Department representative shall maintain harvest information and transmit reports to the Department daily or as requested, during a commercial striped bass season.3) A packer or dealer shall maintain logs of each striped bass transaction as required, and transmit
08.02.15.07.htm 08.02.15.07. 07 Commercial Fishery.. A. Chesapeake Bay and its Tidal Tributaries.. 1) Quota. The annual target harvest for the commercial fishery is 42.5 percent of the overall Maryland quota.2) Size Limits.. a) The minimum legal size for the commercial fishery is 18 inches total length.. b) The maximum legal size for the commercial fishery is 36 inches total length.. 3) Seasons. The commercial seasons for taking striped bass are as follows:.
08.02.15.08.htm 08.02.15.08. 08 Recreational and Charter Boat Spring Fishery.. A. Season. The recreational and charter boat spring season is May 1 through May 15 for the areas described in §D of this regulation.B. Size Restrictions. The minimum size for striped bass during the spring season is 35 inches.. C. Harvest and Catch Limit. The daily catch limit for the spring season is one striped bass per individual.D. Fishing Areas. An individual may fish for striped bass only in the following areas:.
08.02.15.09.htm 08.02.15.09. 09 Recreational and Charter Boat Summer and Fall Fishery in the Chesapeake Bay and Its Tidal Tributaries.A. Early Season.. 1) The recreational and charter boat early summer and fall season for taking striped bass is May 16 through May 31.2) Chesapeake Bay and Its Tidal Tributaries.. a) The areas subject to the provisions of §A(2) of this regulation are:. i) The areas described in Regulation .08D(1) and (2) of this chapter;. ii) All of the waters of the Chesapeake Bay enclos
08.02.15.10.htm 08.02.15.10. 10 Recreational and Charter Boat Summer and Fall Fishery for Maryland Tributaries of the Potomac River.A. Season. The recreational and charter boat summer and fall season in the:. 1) Areas described in Regulation .08D(3) of this regulation is May 16 through May 31; and. 2) Maryland tributaries of the Potomac River downstream of Woodrow Wilson Bridge (I-95) is June 1 through December 31.B. Catch Limit. A person may not catch or possess more than two striped bass per day..
08.02.15.11.htm 08.02.15.11. 11 Atlantic Coast Recreational and Charter Boat Fishery.. A. Minimum Size. A person may catch or possess striped bass in the Atlantic Ocean, its coastal bays, and their tributaries between 28 inches and 38 inches, inclusive, total length, or 44 inches or larger, total length.B. Catch Limit. A person may not take or possess more than two striped bass per day..
08.02.15.12.htm 08.02.15.12. 12 General Restrictions.. A. A person may not use a gaff or similar device to remove striped bass from the water. A person who catches striped bass shall remove it from the water only by hand or dip net.B. Possession of Striped Bass.. 1) For purposes of this section, "cull" means that after a person has a striped bass in possession, the person discards or exchanges that striped bass to possess another striped bass.2) During a recreational striped bass season:.
08.02.15.9999.htm 08.02.15.9999. Administrative History Effective date: September 3, 1990 (17:17 Md. R. 2077). Regulations .01, .02, and .05―13 amended as an emergency provision effective July 1, 1994 (21:15 Md. R. 1298) emergency status extended and Regulations .04 and .10―12 amended at 21:21 Md. R. 1810; emergency status extended at 22:6 Md. R. 470; emergency status expired April 27, 1995Regulations .02, .04, .05, .07, .08, .10―12, and .13 amended as an emergency provision effective September 15, 1993 (20:20 Md
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