Maryland 365 Day Fishing Licenses

May 25th, 2015

In May, Governor Larry Hogan signed into law a bill that authorizes the Department of Natural Resources to issue recreational fishing licenses for 365 days from the date of purchase, rather than for the calendar year. Created by Senate Bill 666/House Bill 785, the new law takes effect October 1. “By giving anglers the added […]

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Invasive Northern Snakehead Fish Found On Eastern Shore of Maryland

May 25th, 2015

In April, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) received reports of northern snakehead fish caught from private ponds in Wicomico and Queen Anne’s counties. While surveying the pond in Wicomico County, DNR biologists found three adult snakeheads. A similar survey of the Queen Anne’s County pond turned up seven snakeheads, including subadult fish, which […]

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2015 Treasure the Chesapeake Celebration

May 11th, 2015

On Friday, May 29, the Chesapeake Bay Trust will celebrate 30 years at its Annual Treasure the Chesapeake Celebration at the Marriott Annapolis Waterfront hotel. Last year’s event sold out with over 500 guests in attendance who raised more than $100,000 to help the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Event organizers expect this year’s gala […]

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Chesapeake Bay Zebra Mussels

May 1st, 2015

Biologists from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently found a significant increase in this harmful invasive during their most recent zebra mussel monitoring effort in the upper Chesapeake Bay. Every fall for the last three years, DNR has inspected marker buoys and anchors as they are brought aboard the Department’s buoy-tending vessel, the […]

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2015 Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey

April 28th, 2015

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently announced results of the 2015 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey results. The abundance of spawning-age females was 101 million, substantially higher than 2014 when adult females were considered depleted. The number of adult females remains well below the peak abundances observed in 2010 and 2011 and below […]

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