PUBLIC NOTICE: 2018 Recreational Cobia Fishery Season, Catch Limit, Size

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The Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Fishing and Boating Services

2018 Recreational Cobia Fishery — Effective April 6


The secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, pursuant to Code of Maryland
Regulation 08.,02.05.17A and C announces the season, catch limit, and minimum size for the recreational cobia fishery for 2018. Effective 12:01 a.m. April 6, 2018:

  •  The season is open June 1 through September 30, 2018. It is closed all other dates.
  •  Recreational anglers may keep:

 - 1 cobia per person per day; or

 - Up to 3 cobia per vessel per day if there are 3 or more individuals on the vessel.

  • The recreational minimum size for cobia is 40 inches total length.

Mark J. Belton

Secretary of Natural Resources

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