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State Requirements for Recreational Vessels

Cover of the Maryland State Requirements for Recreational Vessels Maryland's waters offer wonderful opportunities for recreational boaters. With the ever-increasing number of boaters on our waters, it is the responsibility of all of us to work together to ensure that our waters are clean and safe. Please invest the time to educate yourself in the practices necessary to be a safe and responsible boater by reviewing the following brochure. It contains everything you'll need to know in regards to recreational boating in MD and it will help you to make your boating experience a memorable one.

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  • Boating accident or reckless activity
  • Fish kill or algal bloom
  • Floating debris that poses a hazard to navigation
  • Illegal fishing activity
  • Public sewer leak or overflow
  • Oil or hazardous material spill
  • Critical area or wetlands violation
  • Suspicious or unusual activity