Tuesday, May 24, 2011

2011 Maryland Black Sea Bass Season

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently released the 2011 black sea bass season and catch limits.

From now until October 11, anglers may possess up to 25 black sea bass, 12.5 inches or larger, per day. The season will reopen for two months between November 1 and the end of the year.

The black sea bass fishery is managed cooperatively by the Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council (MAFMC) and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), which set overall conservation and harvest goals for fish populations that are shared between state and federal waters.

Maryland black sea bass regulations were set thru a cooperative effort which involved fisheries managers and Maryland DNR’s Coastal Fisheries Advisory Committee (CFAC).

The CFAC is composed of representatives of local tackle stores, conservation organizations, sport fishing organizations and charter boat captains.

source: MD DNR

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