Md. DNR Holds Striped Bass Q&A - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Md. DNR Holds Striped Bass Q&A

Updated:

ANNAPOLIS, Md.- Watermen across the state met with Department of Natural Resources officials in Annapolis on Tuesday to discuss new regulations that will change the striped bass fishing industry.

The meeting, which was in a question and answer format, addressed the new Independent Transferable Quota system going into effect next year.  The ITQ takes a 10-year history of each fishermen and assigns him or her a striped bass catch limit for next year.

DNR spokesman Michael Lusi said the system may sound confusing, but it actually can help people. 

"They don't have to worry that someone is going to catch their fish," he said. "If they are in the individual quota system they can wait until the market prices are what they need them to be, in order to maximize their economic benefit."

Some watermen still are not looking forward to the new program. 

"I kind of like it the old way," says Tom Oliver, a waterman from Madison. "But they're changing things, and I've either got to go with the flow or quit."

The new program will take effect at the beginning of next year. Luisi said the reason for the change was to be able to have a more accurate count of the number of striped bass caught.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Worcester County State's Attorney Deems Social Media Threats to Schools Inaccurate

    Worcester County State's Attorney Deems Social Media Threats Inaccurate

    Feb 24, 2018 7:50 PM2018-02-25 00:50:00 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 8:03 PM EST2018-02-25 01:03:05 GMT
    The Office of the State's Attorney for Worcester County said Saturday that information circulating social media that is causing people to question whether or not county schools are safe is false.More
    The Office of the State's Attorney for Worcester County said Saturday that information circulating social media that is causing people to question whether or not county schools are safe is false. More
  • Local Fans React to Cape-Smyrna "Basketbrawl"

    Local Fans React to Cape-Smyrna "Basketbrawl"

    Feb 23, 2018 10:21 PM2018-02-24 03:21:00 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 10:22 PM EST2018-02-24 03:22:26 GMT
    DOVER, Del.- After a fight broke out at a high school basketball game on Thursday night, local fans were shocked that violence ensued during a playoff match-up. The fight broke out before the conference game between Cape Henlopen and Smyrna finished at MiMore
    After a fight broke out at a high school basketball game on Thursday night, local fans were shocked that violence ensued during a playoff match-up. More
  • No Home Confinement for Former Delaware Prison Guard

    No Home Confinement for Former Delaware Prison Guard

    Feb 23, 2018 5:07 PM2018-02-23 22:07:00 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 5:07 PM EST2018-02-23 22:07:14 GMT
    A federal judge says he has no authority to allow home confinement for a former Delaware prison guard sentenced to three years for smuggling drugs and cellphones to inmates.More
    A federal judge says he has no authority to allow home confinement for a former Delaware prison guard sentenced to three years for smuggling drugs and cellphones to inmates.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices