The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fishing and Boating Services
Changes for the Chesapeake Bay Recreational and Charter Boat Summer and Fall Fishery
WHAT THIS NOTICE DOES
The Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resrouces announces a change to the size limit for the striped bass recreational and charter boat summer and fall fishery for the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries, including the Maryland tributaries of the Potomac River. Effective 12:01 a.m. May 16, 2023, the minimum size for striped bass is 19 inches and the maximum size for striped bass is 31 inches. This rule is effective for the 2023 striped bass season, which runs from May 16, 2023, through July 15, 2023, and August 1, 2023, through December 10, 2023. All other rules remain the same.
WHY THIS IS NECESSARY
This action is necessary to implement the Atlantic State Marine Fisheries Commission’s Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Striped Bass.
WHO THIS NOTICE AFFECTS
This applies to all individuals who catch striped bass recreationally in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries, including the Maryland tributaries of the Potomac River.
Code of Maryland Regulations 08.02.15.12
Secretary of Natural Resources