The secretary of theMaryland Department of Natural Resources, pursuant to the Code of Maryland Regulations08.02.05.20, announces changes to the recreational and commercial tautog season and catch limits fromMay 16 through Dec. 31, 2018.

This action is in response to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’sAmendment 1 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Tautog.

Effective12:01 a.m. May 16, 2018, the season and catch limits are:

  • May 16-June 30: Closed
  • July 1-Oct. 31: 2 fish/person/day
  • Nov. 1-Dec. 31: 4 fish/person/day

All other rules remain the same.