News Release, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Expanded Outreach to Help Anglers Target Invasive Predator
TheMaryland Department of Natural Resourcesis increasing its efforts to educate the public about the northern snakehead, an invasive fish found throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The department has introduced several informational videos, supplemental fact sheets and anupdated webpage.
Northern snakeheads were first observed in Maryland waters in 2002, and the species gained a foothold in tidal waters. Since then it has spread to every major tributary of the Chesapeake Bay — as have stories about the species that aren’t always accurate.
The department relies heavily on conservation-minded anglers, armed with correct information, to help address the problem.
The videos providegeneral informationon snakeheads,regulationsand advice from an expert angler onhow to target the snakehead. Links to the videos along with additional information can be found on the department’swebsite.