Monday, April 22, 2013

The MD DNR's Look at the Week Ahead and News Clippings


Here is a look at the Week Ahead:

April 20th (Saturday): Opening day of the trophy fishery for striped bass on Chesapeake Bay. Geographical restrictions in place. For open areas, please visit: In open areas of Chesapeake Bay, anglers are allowed one fish/person/day, with a minimum size of 28 inches. 

April 20th (Saturday): Trout Closure #3 is lifted. For more information, see DNR's trout fishing page:

April 22nd (Monday): Trout Closure #4 goes into effect up to April 27th. For more information, see DNR's trout fishing page:

April 24th (Wednesday): Atlantic Menhaden Regulatory Scoping Meeting. 6 PM @ the Calvary United Methodist Church, 301 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, MD 21401. Contact:
April 25th (Thursday): MD DNR fisheries biologist Jim Uphoff will talk to the CCA MD Mid Shore Chapter in Easton, MD. For more information:

Recent Fisheries Related News Clippings:

National and Regional
DNR Head Named Governor O'Malley's Chief of Staff
Capital Gazette

ASMFC Votes for Fluke Relief for New York Anglers
The Outdoor Hub

Florida Proposes Making Tarpon, Bonefish Catch and Release Only
The Outdoor Hub

Florida to Waive License Requirement for Lionfish Harvest 
The Outdoor Hub

ASA Expresses Concerns on National Ocean Policy 
The Fishing Wire

Catch Shares: Using the Power of Market Incentives to Improve the Environment 

Chesapeake Bay

DNR Releases 2013 Blue Crab Numbers
Maryland DNR Fisheries

Bay's Underwater Grasses Decline for the Third Straight Year

The Chesapeake

Scientists Create Habitat to Bring Back Nanjemoy Bass 
Southern Maryland News

Rockfish Trophy Season is Near 

Maryland Anglers to Hit the Potomac River 
World Fishing Network

Watermen's Symposium set for April 18th 
My Eastern

MD DNR Seeks Communities to Help Raise Baby Oysters 
The Washington Post

Oysters 1, Crabs 0 
The Bay Weekly

Shell Recycling Tax Credit Praised 
My Eastern

Scientists Create Bass Nesting Areas 
The Star Democrat

Rockfish Season Opens on the Chesapeake 
Southern Maryland News

Concert for the Chesapeake Bay 

Maryland's Oyster Population continues to Rise 
The Chesapeake

Going Green: Army Corp Unveils New Master Plan for Oyster Recovery 

MPT Celebrates Chesapeake Bay Week 
The Chesapeake

Susquehanna State Park Hosts Kayak Fishing Competition 
The Havre De Grace Patch

Conowingo Talk Saturday 
My Eastern Shore

Bay Striper Action Beginning to Heat Up 
The Star Democrat

Commercial Fishing Impact on Economy Subject of Chesapeake College Symposium 

Survey Finds Bay Oyster Population, reproduction Up for 2nd Straight Year, Diseas Low 
The Washington Post

Atlantic Coast
A Wind-Win for Maryland
The Baltimore Sun
Citizens Asked to Report Stranded Marine Animals

Maryland Sets Positive Precedent for Improving Fishing Access 
The Outdoor Wire


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