Costal Fisheries Program Publications

Over the years the CFP and Shellfish programs have written and contributed too many publications pertaining to the Coastal Bays. These reports are available from the MDNR Library (http://www.dnr.state.md.us/irc/) or by following the link next to them.

Coastal Fisheries Program Publications Available at the Library

  • Coastal Bays Fisheries Investigations annual reports from 1991 through the present.
  • Compliance reports written for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) for the following species:
    • American Lobster
    • Black Sea Bass
    • Horseshoe Crab
    • Scup
    • Sharks
    • Spiny Dogfish
    • Summer Flounder
    • Tautog
  • Survey of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (ABT) and Billfish (White Marlin, Blue Marlin, Swordfish and Sailfish) Recreational Landings in Maryland
  • Various reports on crabs, offshore fishing, and sharks.

Featured Articles on the Fisheries Service Website

Shellfish Project Reports for the Coastal Bays by Mitchell Tarnowski

  • Coastal Bays Hard Clam Fishery Management Plan
  • A History of The Hard Clam Fishery

Cooperative Publications

  • Shifting Sands: Environmental and Cultural Change in Maryland's Coastal Bays. 2009. W.C. Dennison, J.E. Thomas, C.J. Cain, T.J.B. Carruthers, M.R. Hall, R.V. Jesien, C.E. Wazniak, & D.E. Wilson. University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. http://ian.umces.edu/
  • State of Maryland Coastal Bays. 2004. Wazniak, C., M. Hall, C. Cain, D. Wilson, R. Jesien, J. Thomas, T. Carruthers, and W. Dennison. Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Coastal Bays Program, and University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.
  • Coastal Bays Blue Crab Fishery Management Plan. 2001. Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Bays Fishery Advisory Committee. Annapolis, MD.
  • Today's Treasures for Tomorrow: Status and Trends Report on Maryland's Coastal Bays. Curtis Bohlen and Walter Boynton. Maryland's Coastal Bays Program.
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