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Article - Natural Resources


    (a)    There is a commercial northern snakehead license.

    (b)    (1)    The license authorizes the holder to catch for sale northern snakeheads in the tidal waters of the State using:

            (i)    A bow and arrow attached to a retrieval line; or

            (ii)    Hook and line.

        (2)    A licensee may not fish with a bow and arrow under the license within 100 yards of:

            (i)    Another person or vessel;

            (ii)    A public or private swimming area;

            (iii)    A diver down flag; or

            (iv)    An occupied offshore stationary blind.

    (c)    An applicant for a license does not need to hold a tidal fish license under § 4–701 of this subtitle to be eligible for the license.

    (d)    A person who wishes to obtain a license shall complete and submit an application for the license to the Department or any person designated by the Department.

    (e)    The term of the license is 1 year from September 1 through August 31 of the following year.

    (f)    The annual license fee is $15.

    (g)    A licensee may not transfer a license issued under this section.

    (h)    A licensee who fishes for northern snakehead under the license shall possess the license.

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