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Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Meeting in Annapolis, MD: December 9-12, 2019 The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold its next meeting December 9-12, 2019 at the Westin Annapolis (100 Westgate Circle, Annapolis, MD Delaware’s Advisory Council on Tidal Finfisheries will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 in the DNREC Auditorium, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901. Council on Recreational Fishing Funding to meet Nov. 12 in Dover DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife’s artificial reef program sinks retired cruise ship Newest reef addition will be ‘magnet’ for fish and other marine life ASMFC Finds the Commonwealth of Virginia Out of Compliance with Amendment 3 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Menhaden Weakfish Assessment Update Indicates Stock is Depleted Total Mortality Exceeds Threshold; Overfishing is not Occurring ASMFC Atlantic Striped Bass Board Approves Addendum VI Striped Bass Index Documents Below-Average Year NOAA Fisheries Evaluates Role of Opt-in Angler Reporting Apps in Recreational Fisheries Introducing the MidAtlantic Cup Blue Marlin Tournament!
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service 2015 Commercial Horseshoe Crab Fishery
Monday, June 1, 2015

The Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) pursuant to the Code of Maryland Regulation establishes the quota, season, and catch limits for the commercial horseshoe crab fishery, effective 12:01 a.m. June 8, 2015.

Quota: The annual total allowable landings of male horseshoe crabs for the commercial fishery is 255,980. There is no female harvest permitted.


June 8, 2015 through July 12, 2015: A person may catch or land horseshoe crabs outside of 1 mile of the Atlantic coast. A person may not catch or land horseshoe crabs within 1 mile of the Atlantic Coast, its coastal bays, or their tidal tributaries, or the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries.

July 13, 2015 through November 30, 2015: A person may catch or land horseshoe crabs from the tidal waters of the State.

December 1, 2015 through June 6, 2016: A person may not catch or land horseshoe crabs in Maryland.

Catch Limits: An individual may not land more than 25 male horseshoe crabs unless they are in possession of a valid horseshoe crab landing permit. A permittee may not land more than 150 male horseshoe crabs per day.

All other rules remain the same (COMAR

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