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08.02.22.00.htm 08.02.22.00. Title 08 DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES Subtitle 02 FISHERIES SERVICE Chapter 22 Sharks Authority: Natural Resources Article, ยง4-206 and 4-2A-03, Annotated Code of Maryland
08.02.22.01.htm 08.02.22.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Circle hook" means a nonoffset hook with the point turned perpendicularly back to the shank.. 2) "Eviscerate" means to remove the digestive organs of a shark, excluding the head.. 3) "Finning" means removing only the fins of a shark.. 4) "Fork length" means that length measured in a straight line from the tip of the nose of the shark to the center of the for
08.02.22.02.htm 08.02.22.02. 02 Recreational Shark Fishery.. A. Authorized Shark Species. A recreational angler may harvest only the following species:. 1) Smoothhound (Mustelus canis). 2) Atlantic sharpnose (Rhizoprionodon terraenovae). 3) Bonnethead (Sphyrna tiburo). 4) Finetooth (Carcharhinus isodon). 5) Blacknose (Carcharhinus acronotus). 6) Tiger (Galeocerdo cuvier). 7) Blacktip (Carcharhinus limbatus). 8) Spinner (Carcharhinus brevipinna). 9) Bull (Carcharhinus leucas).
08.02.22.03.htm 08.02.22.03. 03 Commercial Fishery.. A. Shark Groups.. 1) Prohibited Species. The species of shark in the prohibited group are:. a) Sand tiger (Carcharias taurus). b) Bigeye sandtiger (Odontaspis noronhai). c) Whale (Rhincodon typus). d) Basking (Cetorhinus maximus). e) White (Carcharodon carcharias). f) Dusky (Carcharhinus obscurus). g) Bignose (Carcharhinus altimus). h) Galapagos (Carcharhinus galapagensis). i) Night (Carcharhinus signatus). j) Reef (Carcharhinus perezii).
08.02.22.04.htm 08.02.22.04. 04 General.. A. Filleting and Finning.. 1) Sharks may not be filleted or cut into pieces at sea.. 2) Finning is prohibited.. B. Public Notice.. 1) The Secretary may modify size limits, catch limits, gear provisions, shark species lists, and seasons for sharks in order to comply with species management through the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Coastal Sharks by issuing a public notice on the Fisheries Service website.
08.02.22.9999.htm 08.02.22.9999. Administrative History Effective date: March 23, 2009 (36:6 Md. R. 489). Regulation .02 amended effective March 3, 2014 (41:4 Md. R. 299) July 15, 2019 (46:14 Md. R. 621). Regulation .02F, G amended effective May 27, 2013 (40:10 Md. R. 916). Regulation .03 amended effective March 3, 2014 (41:4 Md. R. 299). Regulation .03C, E amended effective February 16, 2015 (42:3 Md. R. 315). Regulation .03E amended effective September 11, 2017 (44:18 Md. R. 864).
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