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Boating and Fishing go Hand-in-Hand

Please visit the fisheries pages to learn about regulations, fish stocking, and to read the fishing reports.

​Personal Watercraft (PWC)

There are over 12,550 Personal Watercraft (PWC), commonly called Jet Ski’s or Wave Runners, registered in Maryland. Learn more about the rules and regulations for PWCs and how to operate one in a responsible manner by visiting the special safety section for “PWCs”.

Courtesy on the Water

The Chesapeake Bay is home to an array of boats and boaters. There are over 200,000 registered boats in the State, which means everyone needs to be aware of their actions on the water. Learn more about courtesy on the water and do your part to make Maryland waters enjoyable for all users.

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Buoys & Markers

Contact our Hydrographic Operations unit to report an off-station or damaged buoy.​