PUBLIC NOTICE   |   Public Hearing on Proposed Blue Crab Regulations

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Fishing and Boating Services
Public Hearing on Proposed Blue Crab Regulations

Tawes State Office Building,
580 Taylor Avenue, C-1 Conference Room
Annapolis, MD 21401

Pursuant to Natural Resources Article, 4-803, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources has scheduled a public hearing on the proposed blue crab regulations on February 6, 2017 at 5 p.m. in the C-1 Conference Room of the Tawes State Office Building, 580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401.

The purpose of this action is to change the time for commercially harvesting blue crabs in the coastal bays of the Atlantic Ocean and their tributaries and update statewide blue crab regulations by clarifying text. Several blue crab issues have been combined into one proposal.

For more information regarding this proposal, visit the Changes to Regulations Page. All interested parties are invited to attend and give their views. Sign language interpreters and other appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request.

Mark J. Belton
Secretary
Maryland Department of Natural Resources