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Article - Natural Resources


    (a)    (1)    The Department shall adopt regulations to establish fishing areas where a trout stamp is required.

        (2)    Except as provided in paragraph (3) of this subsection, a person may not fish or possess trout in an area established in paragraph (1) of this subsection unless the person first obtains a trout stamp in addition to an angler’s license.

        (3)    A trout stamp is not required of the following:

            (i)    A holder of a current resident consolidated senior sport fishing license issued under § 4–216 of this title;

            (ii)    A holder of a lifetime complimentary angler’s license for 100% service connected disabled American veterans or former prisoners of war issued under § 4–607(a)(2) or (3) of this subtitle;

            (iii)    A person authorized by a disability exemption issued under § 4–217 of this title;

            (iv)    Any resident serving in the armed forces of the United States while on leave in the State, during the resident’s leave period, if, while angling, the resident possesses a copy of the resident’s official leave order; or

            (v)    A person under 16 years of age.

        (4)    The stamp may be obtained from the Department or an authorized agent of the Department.

    (b)    A person is not required to have a trout stamp to possess trout taken from:

        (1)    Any privately owned lake or pond that is stocked with trout artificially propagated by commercial hatcheries or purchased from persons licensed to sell fish; or

        (2)    Any fee fishing lake or pond operated under § 4–11A–20 of this title.

    (c)    The following annual trout stamp fees shall apply:

        (1)    Resident    $5

        (2)    Nonresident    $10

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