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Provide Input on Draft Rockfish Regulations

Deadline: 12/22/2023

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Striped Bass Board is seeking your input on a draft proposal that may enact changes in recreational and commercial fisheries in 2024. This is an interim action that may only impact the 2024 season, as a new stock assessment update of the striped bass population is schedueld for late 2024, and likely to effect management in subsequent years.
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Oppose Increase in Commercial Striped Bass Harvest

Deadline: 01/13/2023

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is seeking input on a plan to allow the transfer of uncaught commercial quota amongst states which have an Atlantic Ocean striped bass commercial fishery.
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Say NO to Massive Salmon Farm in the Chesapeake Bay

Deadline: 10/17/2022

Maryland’s Department of the Environment (MDE) is considering allowing a foreign-owned company to build a 25-acre industrial salmon operation along the Marshyhope Creek, an ecologically important tributary to the Nanticoke River and Chesapeake Bay. CCA Maryland – along with numerous conservation groups – strongly opposes this proposed permit because such a facility would likely have many negative impacts to the area’s already fragile habitats and native fish populations, including the endangered Atlantic sturgeon.
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Provide Feedback on Oyster Regulations

Deadline: 06/21/2022

DNR would like feedback on their proposal and plans regarding the 2022-23 oyster fishery regulations
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Possible Changes to Recreational Crabbing

Deadline: 06/19/2022

DNR would like your feedback on proposed changes to recreational crabbing regulations for the 2022 season.
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A New Way to Set Rules for Fishing : Recreational Harvest Control Rule

Deadline: 04/22/2022

The methods for setting limits and seasons for flounder, scup, black sea bass and blues are under consideration by Atlantic Coast fishery managers.
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Public Comment for NEW Coastwide Striped Bass Plan – Draft Amendment 7

Deadline: 04/15/2022

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is seeking input on Draft Amendment 7 to the fishery management plan for Atlantic striped bass. This update to the plan has multiple options under consideration which will guide striped bass management through future actions. The public comment period on this action is open through April 15th, 2022.
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Save MAN O WAR Shoal

Maryland DNR wants to destroy this upper Bay fishing spot and pay for it with your tax dollars. Tell your elected official to PASS House Bill 500 and/or Senate Bill 979 and stop the planned destruction of Man O War Shoal.
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Do You Want More Nets in Anne Arundel County?

House Bill 1218 was withdrawn by the sponsor.
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Recreational Fishing Data & Licensing – Pilot Program and Task Force

House Bill 601 / Senate Bill 455 creates a task force of recreational anglers, DNR staff and academic partners to address recreational fishing data collection. It also includes the creation of a pilot program by DNR to improve an understanding of who fishes under a consolidated boat license, the $50 "Boat sticker"
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