A 10-bluefish-a-day creel limit will go into effect in Maryland Monday. The Department of Natural Resources said the new restrictions will be implemented in both the Chesapeake and its tributaries and at the Ocean City and Assateague area.
Delaware, Virginia and many other states along the Atlantic Coast already have similar creel limits in effect. The new limit makes no distinction in sizes of individual fish.
The limit applies to each licensed fisherman aboard any boat, or fishing from shore, docks and such. Captains and mates will be allowed to catch their limits under the plan that comes just as bluefish are moving into the Chesapeake.