Maryland’s Annual Yellow Perch Run Kicked off this Past Weekend
2/28/2011 | Posted by mlgaryTags: Yellow Perch, Recreational
The recreational yellow perch fishing season for shoreline anglers kicked off all over the Maryland tidewater region this past weekend as water temperatures in the tidal tributaries of the Chesapeake began to warm.
“The abundance of yellow perch creates a fantastic, fun fishing opportunity,” said Tom O’Connell, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service Director. “It’s a chance for Marylanders and their families to get out and enjoy the outdoors, as well as reap the benefits of a fisheries management success story.”
The resurgence of Maryland's historically and culturally important yellow perch fishery is due in part to the effective management of DNR management decisions. DNR biologists worked in cooperation with stakeholder organizations such as the Coastal Conservation Association Maryland, and DNR's fishery advisory groups.