Welcome to the Maryland Fishing Regulations Database Look-up.
Here you will be able to search a database of current Maryland fishing regulations for both commercial and recreational fishing. Please make your selections in the green margin to the left starting with type.
This is intended as a summary only. Regulations are subject to change. It is the angler's responsibility to know and abide by all current regulations, notices, and law. Please contact NMFS for regulations pertaining to Tunas, Shark, Swordfish, Billfish, Sailfish, and Marlin.
The EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone)- All waters from the seaward boundary of coastal states (3 miles from shore) out to 200 nautical miles. Maryland waters are from the shore to 3 miles.
This is an abridged version of the regulations and does not include all regulated species. May not include Emergency Amendments, Quota Closures/Modifications or Proposed Amendments. Consult the Maryland Register, Code of Maryland Regulations, Public Notices and Natural Resources Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland for full legal text. Under State Govt. Article, Section 7-217, Annotated Code of Maryland, the printed version of COMAR is the official and enforceable text. Only the official text may be judicially noticed under Courts and Judicial Proceedings, Section 10-203, Annotated Code of Maryland. Some species have direct links to their full text regulations. To access this information just click on the species name when underlined. Maryland regulates the following finfish and shellfish species as listed below. This is not a comprehensive list of all the finfish or shellfish in Maryland, only the finfish and shellfish species regulated by Maryland. For additional information call Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Service, at 410-260-8260 or 1-800-688-FINS or e-mail Customer Service.