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The 2014 New Jersey Freshwater Fishing Guide is now available!
To view the new guide, please download the pdf. Check back in the coming days as we work to put up the new 2014 website.

Below is content from the 2013 guide.

Maryland’s Sea Turtle & Marine Mammal

Brought to you by:

marp-loggerheadhatchling_62a8186grall---Ntl-Aquarium-Rescue_opt.jpgMaryland’s Sea Turtle & Marine Mammal
Stranding 24-Hour Hotline: 800-628-9944

  • Call the hotline to report all (live or dead) stranded sea turtles or marine mammals including manatees, dolphins, whales, porpoise, seals, etc.)
  • Do not touch, harass, feed or handle live or dead marine animals. Marine mammals and sea turtles are protected by federal and state laws that specify fines of up to $50,000, imprisonment, and/or vessel confiscation.
  • Record your location using latitude/longitude, a street
    address, and a detailed description of your location
    including landmarks.
  • Estimate and record the length, size, color, noticeable body parts, and any movement of the animal.
  • Take photos of the animal.
  • If possible, after reporting a stranding, stand by until a staff person contacts you.
  • If calling from outside Maryland, please use:
    - Live animals: 410-373-0083 (National Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Program)
    - Dead animals: 443-758-6607 (Maryland Department of Natural Resources Sea Turtle and Marine Animal Program).
    - For more information, visit
    www.dnr.maryland.gov/fisheries/oxford/stranding.asp or aqua.org/care/marine-animal-rescue-program

Sea turtles in Maryland include: Kemp’s Ridley, Loggerhead, Green and Leatherback

Photo courtesy of the National Aquarium Marine Animal Rescue Program, Baltimore, MD.

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

Return to the eregulations.com home page
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