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States Schedule Public Hearings on Atlantic Croaker and Spot Draft Addenda Capt. Monty Hawkins Column - 11/02/19 States Schedule Public Hearings on Atlantic Croaker and Spot Draft Addenda States Schedule Public Hearings on Atlantic Croaker and Spot Draft Addenda NOAA Fisheries Approves Framework Adjustment 14 to the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan Delaware’s Advisory Council on Tidal Finfisheries will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 in the DNREC Auditorium, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901. Capt. Monty Hawkins Report Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Meeting in Annapolis, MD: December 9-12, 2019 The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold its next meeting December 9-12, 2019 at the Westin Annapolis (100 Westgate Circle, Annapolis, MD Delaware’s Advisory Council on Tidal Finfisheries will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 in the DNREC Auditorium, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901. Council on Recreational Fishing Funding to meet Nov. 12 in Dover
MD extends sea bass season
Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Secretary of Maryland Department of Natural Resources, pursuant to Code of Maryland Regulation 08.02.05.21(F), announces the extension of the season for the recreational black sea bass fishery for 2014. The recreational season for catching black sea bass in Maryland waters (Chesapeake Bay and 0-3 miles off the coast) will now be open through 11:59 p.m. September 21, 2014. The season will reopen 12:01 a.m. October 18, 2014 and close 11:59 p.m. December 31, 2014. The recreational season is closed all other dates. The possession limit will remain 15 fish per person. The minimum size will remain 12.5 inches.

For federal waters in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) (3-200 miles off the coast), the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) published a final rule which was effective July 7, 2014 opening the season for black sea bass from May 19, 2014 to September 21, 2014 and October 18, 2014 to December 31, 2014 with a 12.5 inch size limit and a 15 fish possession limit.


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