.09 River Herring.

A. Definition.

(1) In this regulation, the following term has the meaning indicated.

(2) Term Defined. “River herring” means both alewife herring (Alosa pseudoharengus) and blueback herring (Alosa aestivalis).

B. An individual may not possess river herring within the jurisdiction of Maryland.

C. Exceptions. The provisions of §B of this regulation do not prohibit the entry into the State, or possession, transportation, exportation, processing, sale, offer of sale, or shipment of river herring which were legally caught in waters not under jurisdiction of Maryland, if the person engaging in the activity possesses a bill of sale which identifies the river herring as originating from waters not under jurisdiction of Maryland.