Private Pond Stocking

Private Sources of Fish

According to Maryland State Law, it is unlawful to stock live fish into waters of the State without first obtaining a permit from the Department of Natural Resources. You may obtain a permit from Richard Bohn, Fisheries Service, B-2, 580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401, or call him at 410-260-8317. It is undesirable to stock a pond with fish from another pond, lake or stream due to the potential introduction of disease and nuisance weeds.

Other Pond Questions

General Questions - contact a University of Maryland Sea Grant Extension Agent

Information concerning the eradication of excess algae/vegetation - contact a University of Maryland Sea Grant Extension Agent

To obtain a permits for chemical eradication of aquatic vegetation click the Maryland Department of Environment.