Maryland Considering Regulation Requiring Registration of Black Bass Tournaments
12/15/2011 | Posted by jloveTags: Recreational, Tidal Bass
MD DNR is considering a regulation which would require largemouth and smallmouth bass tournament directors to obtain a free permit before conducting bass tournaments in Maryland. Directors would be asked to report catch results, adhere to release boat regulations (when appropriate), report illegal harvest or possession, and communicate annually with MD DNR. The registration process will enable MD DNR to better monitor catch rates and population trends, assure responsible handling and release of bass, and work more efficiently to maintain and protect bass populations. The regulation may indirectly affect other anglers, boaters and local businesses. MDDNR is seeking comments regarding this idea. Comments may include suggestions, constructive criticism, and/or a general like or dislike of the proposal.
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