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Storm Prep​ for Marinas and Boaters

The 2022 hurricane s​eason is here, check out​ a list of resources to assist the marine community in preparing for severe weather, especially hurricanes.
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Maryland Fishing Report – June 22

The arrival of summer provides plenty of opportunities for special family time in the great outdoors. This past Sunday was a wonderful Father’s Day for dads, grandads, and other father figures to spend fishing with sons and daughters. ​​
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Free Fishing Day July 4th

The last free fishing day of the year is Monday July 4th. During a free fishing day, a person may catch and possess finfish in the tidal and nontidal waters of the State for recreational purposes without an angler's license.​​​
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Jobs at DNR​​

We're hiring! Looking for a summer job or a career in natural resources? Join us and our mission to preserve, protect, restore, and enhance our environment for this and future generations.​

Buy Your Fishing License​​

​Our online COMPASS portal gives you 24/7 self service access to our entire product catalog of recreational licenses, permits and stamps.
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Download the DNR App​​

AccessDNR is the official app from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources for the State's outdoor enthusiasts.

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Maryland Urges Waterway Safet​y
​as Boating Season Hits Full Throttle


The outdoor temperature is rising, and Maryland’s waterways are about to get a lot busier. The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) reminds anglers, boaters, swimmers, and all waterway users to take proper precautions.

While it is important that everyone has an enjoyable boating experience, safety must come first. Boaters are encouraged to wear a life jacket because it drastically reduces the chance of a fatality, and citations will be issued to those who fail to carry a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket or the required safety equipment.

More Boating Information
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