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Larry Hogan, Governor

Boyd K. Rutherford, Lieutenant Governor

Mark J. Belton, Secretary

Sport Fisheries Advisory Commission

The Sport Fisheries Advisory Commission advises the Director of Fisheries Service on matters referred to the commission by the Director. This commission is comprised of individuals from across the state who represent the interests of various recreational fishing constituencies. The meeting schedule, agenda, summaries of past meetings, member affiliations and contact information are available online at


Mr. William Goldsborough,
Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Mr. David Sikorski
Vice Chairman Tidal/Marine Fisheries, Coastal Conservation Association of MD

Ms. Kate Chaney
Tidal/Marine Fisheries

Mr. Micah Dammeyer
Nontidal/Tidal Fisheries DC region, Freshwater Guide

Mr. Mark DeHoff
Nontidal/Tidal/Marine Fisheries

Ms. Beverly Fleming
Marine Fisheries, Ocean Surf Fishing, Assateague Mobile Sportsfishing Association

Mr. James Gracie
Nontidal Fisheries, Mid-Atlantic Council of Trout Unlimited

Mr. Phil Langley
Tidal Fisheries, Maryland Charter Boat Association

Mr. Valentine Lynch
Marine Fisheries, Ocean City Marlin Club

Dr. Raymond P. Morgan II
Nontidal Fisheries Western MD

Captain Edward O’Brien
Tidal/Marine Fisheries, Maryland Charter Boat Association

Mr. Vince Ringgold
Tidal/Marine Fisheries, Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Assoctiation

Mr. Tim Smith
Tidal Fisheries, Fishing Guides

Mr. Roger Trageser
Nontidal/Tidal Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass Fisheries, Maryland Bass Nation

Mr. James Wommack Tidal/Marine Fisheries

Maryland Department of
Natural Resources Fisheries Service
Tawes State Office Building
580 Taylor Avenue, B-2
Annapolis, MD 21401-2352

The Maryland Fishing Guide is a publication of Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Service. Political advocacy ads, ads promoting alcohol or tobacco and ads of a sexual nature will not be accepted. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service is not responsible for advertising claims contained herein. The Department disclaims any liability regarding product pricing, claims, descriptions, availability, or condition. No warranty is expressed or implied concerning product errors, omissions or misprints.

This publication is intended as a guide only. Regulations are subject to change. It is the angler’s responsibility to know and abide by all current regulations and laws. For state laws and regulations, see the Natural Resources Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland and the Code of Maryland Regulations, Title 08. Maryland laws and regulations can be found at the following web sites:


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