NOAA Recreational Fishing Habitat Workshops

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NOAA recently hosted two habitat workshops in the Chesapeake Bay region. They discussed fish habitat issues and priorities with representatives from recreational angling organizations. This was a prime opportunity for the recreational community to provide their input into current and … Continued

ASMFC Approves Striped Bass Fishery Management Plan Addendum VI

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The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board recently approved Addendum VI to Amendment 6 of the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Striped Bass. The Addendum reduces all state commercial quotas by 18%, and implements … Continued

2018 MD-VA Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Surveys

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Biologists in Maryland and Virginia recently completed annual surveys of juvenile striped bass and other species in waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Preliminary results of the surveys suggest that 2018 was a productive spawning season for several iconic fish species, including … Continued

Maryland Bowfishing State Record Snakehead

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A Maryland bowfisherman recently set a state record for northern snakehead. On May 24, Andrew “Andy” Fox of Mechanicsville took the record setting snakehead from Mattawoman Creek in Charles County. Fox and two friends where on an overnight bow fishing … Continued