08.02.13.05

.05 Recreational Fishing Suspension and Revocation.

A. Any person who is convicted of an offence under §§D—G of this regulation or similar offences under federal law in Maryland may:

(1) Have all recreational fishing licenses issued by the Department revoked;

(2) Be prohibited from engaging in any recreational fishing for the period of time described in §§D—G of this regulation; and

(3) Be prohibited from applying for any recreational fishing licenses for the period of time described in §§D—G of this regulation.

B. A revoked recreational fishing license is no longer valid for any purpose.

C. Applying for a recreational fishing license or engaging in recreational fishing activities when prohibited from doing so by this regulation is a misdemeanor and punishable as provided in Natural Resources Article, §4-1201(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.

D. A person who receives one of the following violations may be suspended for up to 30 days.

STATUTE OR REGULATION DESCRIPTION
(1) 4-1015(b) Possession of Unculled Oysters: 6—9% per bushel
(2) 4-1031 Possession of Undersized Hard-Shell Clams: 11—14 in possession
(3) COMAR 08.02.03.14A Crabs — Catch Day Restrictions

E. A person who receives one of the following violations may be suspended for up to 90 days.

STATUTE OR REGULATION DESCRIPTION
(1) COMAR 08.02.03.10E Possession of Female Crabs : 6—10 per bushel
(2) COMAR 08.02.03.14 Possession of Undersized Hard Crabs: 10—15 per bushel
(3) COMAR 08.02.03.10 Crabs — Daily Catch Limit
(4) COMAR 08.02.03.11B Time for Catching Crabs — Recreational
(5) COMAR 08.02.03.12B(2) Crabs — Daily Catch Limit — Worcester County
(6) COMAR 08.02.05.05 Possession or Sale of American Shad: 2—4 fish
(7) COMAR 08.02.05.06 Possession or Sale of Hickory Shad: 2—4 fish
(8) COMAR 08.02.05.10A Size Limits — Bluefish: 4—10 fish
(9) COMAR 08.02.05.10B Daily Catch Limits — Bluefish: 4—10 fish over daily catch limit
(10) COMAR 08.02.05.12A(1) Size Limits — Summer Flounder: 2—4 fish
(11) COMAR 08.02.05.12A(2) Daily Catch Limits — Summer Flounder: 2—4 fish over daily catch limit
(12) COMAR 08.02.05.13A(1)—(2) Size Limits — Weakfish and Spotted Seatrout: 4—10 fish
(13) COMAR 08.02.05.13B Daily Catch Limits — Weakfish or Spotted Sea Trout: 4—10 fish over daily catch limit
(14) COMAR 08.02.05.14A Size Limits — Spanish Mackerel: 4—10 fish
(15) COMAR 08.02.05.14B Daily Catch Limits — Spanish Mackerel: 4—10 fish over daily catch limit
(16) COMAR 08.02.05.15A Size Limits — Black Drum: 2 fish
(17) COMAR 08.02.05.15B Daily Catch Limit — Black Drum: 2 fish over daily catch limit
(18) COMAR 08.02.05.16A(1) Size Limits — Red Drum: 2 fish
(19) COMAR 08.02.05.16A(2) Daily Catch Limits — Red Drum: 2 fish over daily catch limit
(20) COMAR 08.02.05.18A(1) Size Limits — Croaker: 4—10 fish
(21) COMAR 08.02.05.18B Daily Catch Limit — Croaker: 4—10 fish over daily catch limit
(22) COMAR 08.02.05.19A Size Limits — Black Bass (Largemouth and Smallmouth): 4—10 fish
(23) COMAR 08.02.05.19B Daily Catch Limit — Black Bass (Largemouth and Smallmouth): 4—10 fish over daily catch limit
(24) COMAR 08.02.05.20A(1) Size Limits — Tautog: 4—10 fish
(25) COMAR 08.02.05.20A(2) Possessing Tautog in December: 1—4 fish
(26) COMAR 08.02.05.20C Possession Limit — Tautog: 4—10 fish over daily catch limit
(27) COMAR 08.02.05.21A(1) Size Limits — Black Sea Bass: 4—10 fish
(28) COMAR 08.02.05.21A(2) Catch Limits — Black Sea Bass: 4—10 fish over daily catch limit
(29) COMAR 08.02.05.22A(1) Size Limits — Scup — Recreational: 4—10 fish
(30) COMAR 08.02.05.22C(3) Catch Limit — Scup: 4—10 fish over limit
(31) COMAR 08.02.05.28A(1) Size Limits — Walleye: 4—10 fish
(32) COMAR 08.02.05.28C(2) Catch Limits — Walleye: 4—10 fish over daily catch limit
(33) COMAR 08.02.15.09A Daily Catch Limit — Striped Bass — Early Season: 2 fish over daily catch limit
(34) COMAR 08.02.15.09B Daily Catch Limit — Striped Bass — Summer and Fall Season — Chesapeake: 2 fish over daily catch limit
(35) COMAR 08.02.15.09C Daily Catch Limit — Striped Bass — General — Chesapeake: 2 fish over daily catch limit
(36) COMAR 08.02.15.09A Size Limits — Striped Bass — Early Season : 2 fish
(37) COMAR 08.02.15.09B Size Limits —Striped Bass — Summer and Fall Season — Chesapeake: 2 fish
(38) COMAR 08.02.15.09C Size Limits — Striped Bass — General — Chesapeake: 2 fish
(39) COMAR 08.02.15.10B Daily Catch Limit — Striped Bass — Summer and Fall Season — Potomac River Tributaries: 2 fish over daily catch limit
(40) COMAR 08.02.15.10C Size Limits — Striped Bass — Summer and Fall Season — Potomac River Tributaries : 2 fish
(41) COMAR 08.02.15.11A Size Limits — Striped Bass — Atlantic Ocean and Coastal Bays : 2 fish
(42) COMAR 08.02.15.11B Daily Catch Limit — Striped Bass — Atlantic Ocean and Coastal Bays: 2 fish over daily catch limit
(43) COMAR 08.02.15.08B Size Limits — Striped Bass — Spring Season: 2 fish under minimum size
(44) COMAR 08.02.15.08C Daily Catch Limit — Striped Bass — Spring Season: 2 fish over daily catch limit
(45) COMAR 08.02.21.02B Size Limits — Yellow Perch: 4—10 fish
(46) COMAR 08.02.05 Season Violations — Finfish — Tidal Waters: 1—5 fish
(47) COMAR 08.02.21.02C Daily Catch Limit— Yellow Perch: 4—10 fish over daily catch limit

F. A person who receives one of the following violations may be suspended for up to 180 days.

STATUTE OR REGULATION DESCRIPTION
(1) 4-1015(b) Possession of Unculled Oysters: 10—14% per bushel
(2) 08.02.04.02 Oystering During a Closed Season
(3) 4-1031 Possession of Undersized Hard-Shell Clams: 15—20 in possession
(4) COMAR 08.02.03.10E Possession of Female Crabs: 11—15 per bushel
(5) COMAR 08.02.03.11C Crabbing During a Closed Season
(6) COMAR 08.02.03.14 Possession of Undersized Hard Crabs: 16—20 per bushel
(7) COMAR 08.02.11 Possession of Undersized Fish: 50%—99% of creel limit
(8) COMAR 08.02.11.01E Unlawfully Fishing in Area Restricted to Under 16 Years of Age, Sixty-Five Years Old and Older and Blind Persons
(9) COMAR 08.02.11.01F Unlawfully Fishing in Area Restricted to Youth and Blind Persons
(10) COMAR 08.02.11.01B Fishing in a Put and Take Trout Stream During a Closed Season
(11) COMAR 08.02.11.03A(2)(a)(i) Possession of Trout While Fishing in a Catch and Return Area
(12) COMAR 08.02.11.03F Keeping/Possessing Trout in Delayed Harvest Areas During Prohibited Times
(13) COMAR 08.02.11.03K Catch-and-Return Bass Areas
(14) COMAR 08.02.11.03L Zero Creel Limit Trout Fishing Areas
(15) COMAR 08.02.11.04C(1)(d) and (e) Taking/Possessing Bass During Closed Season
(16) COMAR 08.02.11.04C(2)(a)(i) Exceeding Trout Creel Limits in Put and Take Areas
(17) COMAR 08.02.11.04C(2)(a)(ii) Exceeding Trout Creel Limits in Other Areas
(18) COMAR 08.02.11.04C(1)(a)—(n) Season Violations — Nontidal Waters
(19) COMAR 08.02.11.04C(2)(a)—(t) Exceeding Daily Catch or Possession Limits — Nontidal
(20) COMAR 08.02.15.09A Daily Catch Limit — Striped Bass — Early Season — Chesapeake: 3 fish over daily catch limit
(21) COMAR 08.02.15.09B Daily Catch Limit — Striped Bass — Summer and Fall Season — Chesapeake: 3 fish over daily catch limit
(22) COMAR 08.02.15.09C Daily Catch Limit — Striped Bass — General — Chesapeake: 3 fish over daily catch limit
(23) COMAR 08.02.15.09A Size Limits — Striped Bass — Early Season — Chesapeake: 3 fish
(24) COMAR 08.02.15.09B Size Limits — Striped Bass — Summer and Fall Season : 3 fish
(25) COMAR 08.02.15.09C Size Limits — Striped Bass — General — Chesapeake: 3 fish
(26) COMAR 08.02.15.10B Daily Catch Limit — Striped Bass — Summer and Fall Season — Potomac River Tributaries: 3 fish over daily catch limit
(27) COMAR 08.02.15.10C Size Limits — Striped Bass — Summer and Fall Season — Potomac River Tributaries : 3 fish
(28) COMAR 08.02.15.11A Size Limits — Striped Bass — Atlantic Ocean and Coastal Bays: 3 fish
(29) COMAR 08.02.15.11B Daily Catch Limit — Striped Bass — Atlantic Ocean and Coastal Bays: 3 fish over daily catch limit
(30) COMAR 08.02.15.08B Size Limits — Striped Bass — Spring Season: 3 fish under minimum size
(31) COMAR 08.02.15.08C Daily Catch Limit — Striped Bass — Spring Season: 3 fish over daily catch limit
(32) COMAR 08.02.05 Season Violations — Finfish — Tidal Waters: 6—9 Fish
(33) COMAR 08.02.05.05 Possession or sale of American Shad: 5—10 fish
(34) COMAR 08.02.05.06 Possession or sale of Hickory Shad: 5—10 fish
(35) COMAR 08.02.05.12A(1) Size Limits — Summer Flounder: 5—10 fish
(36) COMAR 08.02.05.12A(2) Daily Catch Limits — Summer Flounder: 5—10 fish over daily catch limit
(37) COMAR 08.02.05.20A(2) Possessing Tautog in December: 5—10 fish

G. A person who receives one of the following violations may be suspended for up to 365 days.

STATUTE OR REGULATION DESCRIPTION
(1) 4-205.1(h) Interferences With the Abatement of a State of Nuisance
(2) 4-205.1, COMAR 08.02.19 Transport of a Nuisance or Prohibited Species
(3) 4-205.1, COMAR 08.02.19 Possession of a Nuisance or Prohibited Species — 10 or More
(4) 4-210 Unlicensed Commercial Fishing Guide (Tidal)
(5) 4-210.1 Unlicensed Commercial Fishing Guide (Non-Tidal)
(6) 4-2A-05 Possession of Endangered Fish Species Without a Permit
(7) 4-503 Dynamiting Streams
(8) 4-505 Removing Fish, Nets or Gear of Another
(9) 4-511 Interference with State Buoys, Markers or Monuments
(10) 4-701(b)(4) Failure to Obtain a Tidal Fish License for Commercial Activity
(11) 4-731 Unlawfully Selling Striped Bass
(12) 4-1004(a) Taking Oysters or Clams for Commercial Purposes Without a License
(13) 4-1015(b) Possession of Unculled Oysters: 15% or more per bushel
(14) 4-1031 Possession of Undersized Hard-Shell Clams: Over 21 in Possession
(15) 4-11A-15 Engaging in a Prohibited Act on an Aquaculture or Submerged Land Lease Area
(16) COMAR 08.02.03.10E Possession of Female Crabs: 16 or more per bushel
(17) COMAR 08.02.03.14A(3) Offering to Sell or Selling Recreationally Caught Crabs
(18) COMAR 08.02.03.14A(4) Knowingly Buying or Attempting to Buy Recreationally Caught Crabs
(19) COMAR 08.02.03.14 Possession of Undersized Hard Crabs:21 or more per bushel
(20) COMAR 08.02.05.01A Unlawfully Fishing with a Spear Gun
(21) COMAR 08.02.05.01B Unlawfully Fishing with a Bow and Arrow
(22) COMAR 08.02.05.01C Fish Snagging — Tidal Waters
(23) COMAR 08.02.05.05 Possessing American Shad: 11 or more fish
(24) COMAR 08.02.05.06 Possessing Hickory Shad: 11 or more fish
(25) COMAR 08.02.05.10A Size Limits — Bluefish: 11 or more fish
(26) COMAR 08.02.05.10B Daily Catch Limits — Bluefish: 11 or more fish over daily catch limit
(27) COMAR 08.02.05.11 Taking/Possessing Sturgeon
(28) COMAR 08.02.05.12A(1) Size Limits — Summer Flounder: 11 or more fish
(29) COMAR 08.02.05.12A(2) Daily Catch Limits — Summer Flounder: 11 or more fish over daily catch limit
(30) COMAR 08.02.05.13A(1) Size Limits Spotted Sea Trout: 11 or more fish
(31) COMAR 08.02.05.13A(2) Size Limits — Weakfish: 11 or more fish
(32) COMAR 08.02.05.13B(1) Daily Catch Limits — Weakfish or Spotted Sea trout: 11 or more fish over daily catch limit
(33) COMAR 08.02.05.14A Size Limits — Spanish Mackerel: 11 or more fish
(34) COMAR 08.02.05.14B Daily Catch Limits — Spanish Mackerel: 11 or more fish over daily catch limit
(35) COMAR 08.02.05.15A Size Limits — Black Drum: 3 or more fish
(36) COMAR 08.02.05.15B Daily Catch Limit — Black Drum: 3 or more fish over daily catch limit
(37) COMAR 08.02.05.16A(1) Size Limits — Red Drum: 3 or more fish
(38) COMAR 08.02.05.16A(2) Daily Catch Limt — Red Drum: 3 or more fish over daily catch limit
(39) COMAR 08.02.05.18A(1) Size Limits — Croaker: 11 or more fish:
(40) COMAR 08.02.05.18B Daily Catch Limit — Croaker: 11 or more fish over daily catch limit
(41) COMAR 08.02.05.19A Size Limits — Black Bass (Largemouth and Smallmouth): 11 or more fish
(42) COMAR 08.02.05.19B Daily Catch Limit — Black Bass (Largemouth and Smallmouth): 11 or more fish over daily catch limit
(43) COMAR 08.02.05.19C(1) Black Bass — Gear Restrictions (Largemouth and Smallmouth)
(44) COMAR 08.02.05.19D(1) Possessing Black Bass for Commercial Purposes
(45) COMAR 08.02.05.20A(1) Size Limits — Tautog: 11 or more fish
(46) COMAR 08.02.05.20A(2) Possessing Tautog in December: 11 or more fish
(47) COMAR 08.02.05.20C Catch Limit— Tautog: 11 or more fish over daily catch limit
(48) COMAR 08.02.05.21A(1) Size Limits — Black Sea Bass: 11 or more fish
(49) COMAR 08.02.05.21A(2) Catch Limit — Black Sea Bass: 11 or more fish over daily catch limit
(50) COMAR 08.02.05.22A(1) Size Limits — Scup: 11 or more fish
(51) COMAR 08.02.05.22C(3) Catch Limit — Scup: 11 or more fish over daily catch limit
(52) COMAR 08.02.05.23A Possessing Bluefin Tuna During a Closed Season
(53) COMAR 08.02.05.23B(1) Daily Catch Limit — Bluefin Tuna
(54) COMAR 08.02.05.23B(2) Size Limit — Bluefin Tuna
(55) COMAR 08.02.05.23C(1) Failing to Report Bluefin Tuna Catch to Reporting Station
(56) COMAR 08.02.05.23C(2) Failing to Obtain/Affix Bluefin Tuna Tail Tag
(57) COMAR 08.02.05.23D Possession/Landing Bluefin Tuna That Is Not Whole
(58) COMAR 08.02.05.24A Taking Spiny Dogfish During a Closed Season
(59) COMAR 08.02.05.24B Spiny Dogfish Finning Violation
(60) COMAR 08.02.05.25 Taking Monkfish During Closed Season
(61) COMAR 08.02.05.26B Catch or Posses Billfish During a Closed Season
(62) COMAR 08.02.05.26C(1) Daily Catch Limit — Billfish
(63) COMAR 08.02.05.26C(2) Size Limit — Billfish
(64) COMAR 08.02.05.26D(1) Failing to Report Billfish Catch to a Landing Station
(65) COMAR 08.02.05.26D(2) Failing to Complete Billfish Catch Information
(66) COMAR 08.02.05.26D(3) Fail to Obtain/Affix a Billfish Tail Tag
(67) COMAR 08.02.05.26E Billfish Landing Restrictions
(68) COMAR 08.02.05.27B Catch or Possess Billfish During a Closed Season
(69) COMAR 08.02.05.27C(1) Daily Catch Limit — Swordfish
(70) COMAR 08.02.05.27C(2) Size Limit— Swordfish
(71) COMAR 08.02.05.27D(1) Failing to Report Swordfish Catch to a Landing Station
(72) COMAR 08.02.05.27D(2) Failing to Complete Swordfish Catch Information
(73) COMAR 08.02.05.27D(3) Fail to Obtain/Affix a Swordfish Tail Tag
(74) COMAR 08.02.05.27E Swordfish Landing Restrictions
(75) COMAR 08.02.05.28A(1) Size Limits — Walleye: 11 or more fish
(76) COMAR 08.02.05.28C(2) Catch Limits — Walleye: 11 or more fish over daily catch limit
(77) COMAR 08.02.05 Season Violations — Finfish — Tidal Waters: 10 or more fish
(78) COMAR 08.02.11.03F Using or Possessing Illegal Gear in Delayed Harvest Areas
(79) COMAR 08.02.11 Possession of undersized fish: 100% or more of creel limit
(80) COMAR 08.02.12.04A Taking, Possessing, Transporting, Exporting, Processing, Selling, Offering for Sale, Delivering, Carrying, or Shipping any Fish Listed as Endangered or Threatened
(81) COMAR 08.02.15.09A Daily Catch Limit — Striped Bass — Early Season — Chesapeake: 4 or more fish over daily catch limit
(82) COMAR 08.02.15.09B Daily Catch Limit — Striped Bass — Summer and Fall Season — Chesapeake: 4 or more fish over daily catch limit
(83) COMAR 08.02.15.09C Daily Catch Limit — Striped Bass — General — Chesapeake: 4 or more fish over daily catch limit
(84) COMAR 08.02.15.09A Size Limits — Striped Bass — Early Season: 4 or more fish
(85) COMAR 08.02.15.09B Size Limits — Striped Bass — Summer and Fall Season — Chesapeake: 4 or more fish
(86) COMAR 08.02.15.09C Size Limits — Striped Bass — General — Chesapeake: 4 or more fish
(87) COMAR 08.02.15.10B Daily Catch Limit — Striped Bass — Summer and Fall Season — Potomac River Tributaries: 4 or more fish over daily catch limit
(88) COMAR 08.02.15.10C Size Limits — Striped Bass — Summer and Fall Season — Potomac River Tributaries : 4 or more fish
(89) COMAR 08.02.15.11A Size Limits — Striped Bass — Atlantic Ocean and Coastal Bays: 4 or more fish
(90) COMAR 08.02.15.11B Daily Catch Limit — Striped Bass — Atlantic Ocean and Coastal Bays: 4 or more fish over daily catch limit
(91) COMAR 08.02.15.08B Size Limits — Striped Bass — Spring Season: 4 or more fish under minimum size
(92) COMAR 08.02.15.08C Daily Catch Limit — Striped Bass — Spring Season: 4 or more fish over daily catch limit
(93) COMAR 08.02.15, 08.02.05.02 Possession of Striped Bass During a Closed Season or in a Closed Area
(94) COMAR 08.02.15.12A Methods of Removing Striped Bass from the Water
(95) COMAR 08.02.15.12B(2)(b) Prohibitions on Culling Striped Bass
(96) 4-733, COMAR 08.02.15.12C Possessing a fish whose size or weight cannot be determined
(97) COMAR 08.02.21.02B Size Limits — Yellow Perch: 11 or more fish
(98) COMAR 08.02.21.02C Daily Catch Limit — Yellow Perch: 11 or more fish
(99) COMAR 08.02.22.02A Possessing Prohibited Shark Species — Recreational
(100) COMAR 08.02.22.02B Season Violations for Designated Shark Species
(101) COMAR 08.02.22.02C Size Limits for Designated Shark Species — Recreational
(102) COMAR 08.02.22.02D Daily Catch Limit — Sharks
(103) COMAR 08.02.22.02E Gear Restrictions—Sharks
(104) COMAR 08.02.22.02F(4) Failing to Land Shark with Head, Tail and Fins Attached
(105) COMAR 08.02.22.04A Shark Filleting or Finning Violation
(106) COMAR 08.02.05, 08.02.22 Violating Any Tagging or Reporting Requirement Regarding Sharks

H. Any person who in any 2-year period receives 5 suspensions for violations as described in §§F and G of this regulation may be prohibited from engaging in all recreational fishing activities for 5 years.

I. Any person who in any 2-year period receives 3 suspensions for violations as described in §§D and E of this regulation may be prohibited from engaging in all recreational fishing activities for 1 year.

J. Before the Department imposes a suspension or revocation under this regulation, a person is entitled to a contested case hearing upon request in accordance with Natural Resources Article, 4-220, Annotated Code of Maryland.

K. The Department may agree to a settlement before proceeding to a contested case hearing.

L. A lesser penalty may be imposed at the Department's discretion if the circumstances warrant it, to include consideration of the personís disciplinary record, an agreement to comply with any conditions that the Department may reasonably require, and any other mitigating circumstances.