The secretary ofMaryland Department of Natural Resourcespursuant to Code ofMaryland Regulations 08.02.15.04F announces the followingchangesto the ChesapeakeBay commercial striped bass temporary transfer processes for the 2018 quota year:

  • A Striped Bass Common Pool Fishery permit may be temporarily transferred during the quota year from May 1 through Nov. 20, 2018.

All remaining tags assigned to the permit must be transferred by the transferor to the transferee.

  • A Striped Bass Individual Transferable Quota Fishery permit or allocation may be temporarily transferred during the quota year from May 1 through Dec. 14, 2018.

The minimum allocation increment for a temporary transfer will be 1,000 pounds, or the entire remaining quota if the transferor has less than 1,000 pounds.

For each 1,000 pound increment transferred, three bags of 100 unopened, unbroken tags must be transferred. If the transfer is less than 1,000 pounds, all remaining tags assigned to the transferor must be moved to the transferee.


Mark J. Belton
Secretary of Natural Resources