This is an abridged version of the rules and does not include all regulated species. Consult the Maryland Register, Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) and Natural Resources Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland for full legal text. For the complete, searchable, text of these regulations click here to access the Maryland Division of State Documents.
Summaries of Commerical & Recreational Fishing Laws
Maryland Blue Crab Summary of Regulations ↓
Maryland Blue Crab Summary
Commercial Regulations ↓
All Commercial Regulations by Species
Recreational Regulations ↓
Non-Tidal (freshwater) Recreational Fishing Regulations Coastal Recreational Fishing Regulations Tidal Recreational Fishing Regulations Please refer to the Maryland Fishing Guide Book for most recreational regulations.
Only the official text may be judicially noticed under Courts and Judicial Proceedings,
Section 10-203, Annotated Code of Maryland.