Call to Action
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"
5/16 Update: HB 601/SB 455 has been signed by the Governor and become law.
CCA Maryland SUPPORTS improving fisheries data and SUPPORTS House Bill 610/ Senate Bill 455
This action empowers recreational fishing stakeholders to work with Maryland DNR and academic partners to work as a task force to identify actions that can be taken and funded to improve our understanding of recreational fishing activities and the scientific assessment of our fishery resources.
Click here for full HB 601 bill details
The Environment & Transportation Committee will hold a VIRTUAL hearing on this bill on February 16th @ 1pm. Click here for a google calendar link
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