Striped Bass Home

Welcome to the striped bass fishery of Maryland, below are links to current and other useful information related to the fishery.​​

Photo courtesy of Michael Eversmier

​Current News​



2/12/2024 Updates
Two Studies by DNR Scientists Highlight Spawning Challenges for Striped Bass

2/09/2024 Update
Maryland Enacts Striped Bass Emergency Regulations to Increase Protections for the Spawning Population

1/31/2024 Update
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Addendum II Commercial Quotas

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1/25/2024 Update
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Atlantic Striped Bass Board Approves Addendum II: Establishes Measures to Continue Progress Towards Stock Rebuilding



​​​ 12/12/2023 Update
Public Comment Accepted Through Dec. 22 on Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Striped Bass Draft Addendum II Options

11/29/2023 Update
Maryland Department of Natural Resources Presents Emergency Regulations to Increase Protections for Maryland’s Striped Bass Spawning Population


11/17/2023 Update
Warm Winters, Low Water Flow Are Leading Factors in Poor Striped Bass Spawn

11/12/2023 Update
Chesapeake Bay 2023 Young-of-Year Striped Bass Survey Results Announced

​Atantic States Marine Fisheries Commission

Atlantic striped bass (Morone saxatilis) are managed through the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission in state waters (0–3 miles) and through NOAA Fisheries in federal waters (3–200 miles). The management unit includes the coastal migratory stock from Maine through North Carolina. State waters fisheries for Atlantic striped bass are currently managed under Amendment 7 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP). Interested individuals are encouraged to visit the comm​ission's website to learn more on the complexities of this coastwide fishery.