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ASMFC APPROVES OPTION 4

On February 4, 2020 the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) approved Marylandís Striped Bass Management Option 4 for 2020. A summary of Option 4 follows.


All Season - Prohibit extra fish kept for charter captain

Spring Season (Closure) April 1-30; no targeting

Delayed start of trophy season to May 1

Summer Season (Closure) Aug. 17-31 (15 days); no targeting

May 16-Dec. 10; 1-fish bag limit for private angler /2 fish bag limit for charter (requires use of FACTS electronic reporting)

Winter Season (Early Closure) Dec. 11 from Dec. 15 (5 days)

Trophy Season 1 fish 35 inches and over

May 16-Dec.10 for charters, 2 fish 19 inches and over, except only one can be over 28 inches


 

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