Public Hearing on Proposed Crabbing Charter Regulations - 6 pm
C-1 Conference Room of the Tawes State Office Bldg
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis, MD 21401
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The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service is holding a public hearing on the proposed crabbing charter regulations on May 13, 2014 at 6pm in the C-1 Conference Room of the Tawes State Office Bldg, 580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis, MD 21401.
The Department has proposed crabbing charter regulations which clarify permissible activity, provide flexibility for crabbing charters, and create a crabbing charter decal. The original request for regulations came from industry members who wanted business flexibility. After receiving comments through the scoping process, the Department offered an amended regulatory idea for scoping in October 2013. After receiving additional comments, the Department met with the tourism industry, Charterboat Association and the Tidal Fisheries Advisory Commission to discuss the draft proposal. The regulatory proposal is based on feedback from the meetings.
For more information regarding this proposal, visit: http://www.dnr.maryland.gov/fisheries/regulations/proposedregulations.asp. All interested parties are invited to attend and give their views. Sign language interpreters and other appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request.