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DNR Reminds Anglers Of Federal Cod Regulations

Annapolis, Md. (June 22, 2011) — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Fisheries Service reminds anglers fishing in federal waters off the coast of Maryland of cod regulations established by the National Marine Fisheries Service.

“The cod fishing off Maryland’s coast has been remarkable lately,” said DNR Fisheries Director Tom O’Connell. “However, we want to ensure that there is no confusion about the federal regulations for minimum size and creel limit.”

Anglers fishing from private recreational boats may possess a limit of 10 fish per person, per day, while those on a charter or party boat do not have any possession limit. The minimum size for a keeper cod is 22 inches.

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   June 22, 2011

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