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Public Hearing on Crab Regulations Rescheduled
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has rescheduled tonight’s public hearing on proposed crab regulations for February 10, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Queen Anne’s County Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville, MD 21666.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has scheduled two public hearings to discuss proposed crab regulations. The second public hearing is at 6:00pm on February 4, 2009 in Fellowship Hall at Calvary United Methodist Church, 301 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, MD 21401.
The proposed action modifies commercial and recreational regulations on female catch and sets commercial bushel limits by license type. Recreational crabbing licensing provisions are modified and registration for previously unlicensed crabbers would be required. There are additional modifications to other rules and the January 16, 2009 Maryland Register, www.dsd.state.md.us, or the Fisheries Service website, www.dnr.state.md.us/fisheries/regulations/proposedregulations.html, should be consulted for the full text of the proposals.
January 27, 2009
Contact: Ray Weaver
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
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