Maryland DNR LATE: announces fishing ban
Maryland DNR LATE:
announces fishing ban
APPARENTLY TWO WEEKS LATE...
Maryland bans harvest of river herring statewide
By: The Associated Press | 01/14/12 3:06 PM
The Associated Press
.Maryland is implementing a statewide moratorium on
harvesting river herring.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced
the fishing ban Friday 13 JAN but said it has been in effect
since Dec. 26.
A multi-state commission manages Atlantic Coast river
Each state from Maine to Florida was
required to institute a fishing stop for herring by
Jan. 1, unless a state plan was developed to
demonstrate sustainability of the fish population.
Herring numbers have been declining for 40 years.
Maryland authorities say anyone possessing river
herring as bait will need to have a receipt showing
where it was purchased.
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