Maryland Fishing Regulations

​The following are abridged summaries of Maryland fisheries rules, they do not include all regulated species. Consult the Maryland Register ​Code of Maryland Regulation​s (COMAR) and Natural Resources Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland for full legal text.
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Summaries of Various Fishing Laws​

Recreational Regulations  Blue Crab Regulations  Commercial Chesapeake Bay Regulations  Commercial Coastal Regulations  Seafood Dealers Regulation Summary
Maryland Statutes are available for viewing from the Maryland General Assembly Website
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.

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