Maryland Regulatory Program

The following are abridged summaries of Maryland fisheries rules and does not include all regulated species. Consult the Maryland Register, Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) and Natural Resources Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland for full legal text.

Summaries of various Fishing Laws

Maryland Statutes are available for viewing from the Maryland General Assembly Website.
The printed version of COMAR is the official and enforceable text.
Only the official text may be judicially noticed under Courts and Judicial Proceedings,
Section 10-203, Annotated Code of Maryland.
Ramps & Maps

Not sure where Tidal and Non-Tidal regulations apply? Want to locate a Striped Bass Spawning area Map? Check here for a description of all the ramps and maps.

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