2013 Striped Bass Seasons and Quotas

Maryland utilizes a quota based harvest management system to manage its striped bass fishery and because the stock size of striped bass varies over time, annual quotas for the commercial fishery are established for each year. The following is a summary of Chesapeake Bay gill net and Atlantic seasons and quotas for this year.

Chesapeake Drift Net:

Season:
1/1/2013 to 2/28/2013 and 12/3/2013 to 12/31/2013
Allocation:
Daily: 300 lbs/licensee/day, 1200 lbs/vessel/day

Tag Color: Yellow


Chesapeake Hook & Line:

Season:
6/10/2013 to 11/28/2013
Allocation:
Daily: 400 lbs/day
Weekly: 1200 lbs/day
Season:
Jun = 75,482 lbs
Jul = 75,482 lbs
Aug = 75,482 lbs
Sep = 75,482 lbs
Oct = 55,618 lbs
Nov = 39,727 lbs

Tag Color: Black

Fishing will be restricted to Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each week. Days and catch limits may be modified depending on remaining quota.


Chesapeake Haul Seine:

Season:
06/07/2013 to 11/30/2013
Allocation:
TBD

Tag Color: Green

In order to participate in this fishery, participants, must have a Department sealed haul seine.


Chesapeake Pound Nets:

Season:
06/01/2013 to 11/30/2013
Allocation:
Varies by permit holder

Tag Color: Green


Atlantic Trawl and Atlantic Drift Gill Net Season:

Season:
01/01/13 to 04/30/13 and 11/01/13 to 12/31/13
Allocation:
Season = 1,650 lbs/permit

Tag Color: Orange