Sport Fisheries Advisory Commission

Through the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 08.01.01, Title 08 DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, Subtitle 01 OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY, Chapter 01 Advisory Committees Authority: Natural Resources Article, 1-102, 1-105, and 4-204, Annotated Code of Maryland 4-204 the Sport Fish Advisory Commission has the duty of advising the Director of Fisheries Service on all matters referred to the commission by the Director. SFAC is comprised of individuals from across the State whom represent the interests of various constituencies in recreational fisheries. They meet at the Tawes State Office Building in Annapolis, Maryland.

Natural Resources Article 4-204: 1-102(c)(1) Unless otherwise provided by this article, each advisory commission created by law is appointed by the Governor, with the advice of the Secretary. (c)(5) The members of each advisory commission annually shall elect a chairman of the commission and may adopt procedures to conduct its meetings. 4-204(b)(3) The Sport Fisheries Advisory Commission is composed of 17 members appointed and serving in accordance with the provisions of Section 1-102(c) of this article. (ii) The Commission shall include 1. 1 member of the Tidal Fisheries Advisory Commission who is not the representative of the Sport Fisheries Advisory Commission serving on the Tidal Fisheries Advisory Commission; and 2. 1 rep of the Aquaculture Industry in the State. (iii) The experience and backgrounds of Commission members shall represent the diversified angling interests and waters of this State. (b)(4)(i) The term of a member is 4 years and a member may be reappointed. (b)(4)(ii) At the end of a term, a member continues to serve until a successor is appointed and qualifies. Section 3. (1) The terms of 6 of the existing members shall expire on June 30, 2011; and the terms of the remaining 6 existing members shall expire on June 30, 2013; and the initial terms of the new members shall expire June 30, 2013.​

Maryland Sport and Tidal Fisheries Advisory Commissions Final Operating Guidelines (.pdf)

To contact the SFAC email Paul Genovese.