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NEW TODAY Spring Rockfish Season Kicks off in Marylandís Portion of the Chesapeake Bay
4/24/2014 - The spring recreational fishing season for Marylandís iconic Striped Bass, better known as rockfish has sport fishing anglers out on the water hoping to reel in a big one. The Stateís Chesapeake Bay spring Striped Bass season runs from April 19 through May 15 ...

Invasive Catfish Trigger Public Awareness Campaign in Maryland
4/10/2014 - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources today launched a statewide campaign to educate citizens about invasive Blue and Flathead Catfish Ė their impact on native species and what anglers can do to help. Partners and stakeholders joined DNR staff at Smallw...

Closure of Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Southern Trophy Fishery on April 11, 2014
4/9/2014 - Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Fishery: Southern Area Trophy Fishery Closing April 11, 2014 The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) closes the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) Angling category fishery for large medium and giant "trophy" BFT (measuri...

Governor O'Malley Lauds NRP Oyster Enforcement Efforts
4/7/2014 - Radar system, helicopter patrols deter poaching, protecting keystone species Governor Martin O'Malley today thanked the Maryland Natural Resources Police for its enforcement efforts during the six-month oyster season, which ended March 31. "When ...

DNR and Partners Renovate Boating Facility in Nanjemoy
4/4/2014 - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources and partners have completed renovations to the Friendship Farm Park boating access facility, completely rehabilitating the 40-year-old launch site. Now open to the public, the significant facility improvements p...

NRP Issues Upper Potomac River Advisory
4/1/2014 - The Maryland Natural Resources Police has announced - based on information received from the National Weather Service and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency - that boating and other recreational use of the Upper Potomac River, including its creeks and st...

Two Watermen Charged with Harvesting Oysters in a Sanctuary
3/31/2014 - Maryland Natural Resources Police officers charged two Somerset County watermen Thursday afternoon with illegally harvesting oysters from a State sanctuary. "I want to commend the leadership at DNR and NRP for developing a successful enforcement strategy that...




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