Like all agencies, the Department of Natural Resources exists because the citizens have identified a need for the work we do. Marylanders recognize that the health of our society and economy is dependent on the health of our environment. The Department of Natural Resources leads Maryland in securing a sustainable future for our environment, society, and economy by preserving, protecting, restoring, and enhancing the State's natural resources.
Fisheries Service works in the Department of Natural Resources to meet those goals by:
In the Coastal Fisheries Program, we address the goals of Fisheries Service through conducting surveys, working with our management partners, and working within our own agency to meet the needs of Maryland's citizens.
The majority of our work is related to the Coastal Bays Fisheries Investigation. In 1972, biologists started a fisheries monitoring program in Maryland's Coastal Bays. Since then, over 130 species of fishes, 26 mollusks, and 11 macroalgae have been collected. The survey design is intended to meet three objectives:
Outside of the formal mission statements and objectives, each of us does this job for more personal reasons. Working for Fisheries Service on Maryland's Coast is something each of us does because we have a passion for the outdoors, fishing, natural resource conservation, science, preserving the seafood industry, Maryland's Coastal Bays. Our positions are rewarding, if sometimes difficult.
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)