NEW BLUEFIN TUNA REGULATIONSThe National Marine Fisheries...



The National Marine Fisheries Service has implemented the following regulations for bluefin tuna catches:

Giant -- more than 77 inches fork length -- one per boat per day with permit.

Medium -- 57 to 77 inches fork length -- one per angler, two per boat.

School -- less than 57 inches fork length -- two per angler if no medium taken.


* If you are planning to fish the catwalk at Conowingo Dam, remember that new restrictions on bait go into effect this week. The only bait (excluding bloodworms) allowed to be used from the catwalk are chicken livers, dough baits, prepared scent baits and worms. Also, boats are excluded from the river below the dam from the power lines at Rowland Island north. These limits will be in effect until Sept. 15.

* The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has scheduled two more Careful Catch Program workshops on June 23 and 29 at its Annapolis office, 162 Prince George St. Both workshops begin at 7 p.m. The Careful Catch Program is a grass roots effort to teach anglers the best ways to handle fish that are being released. Better handling of fish can mean more fish for the future. Call (410) 268-8816.

* The Maryland State Forest and Park Service and the Hivernan Wilderness Guide Company are having a Father's Day two-mile hike along the Patapsco River on Sunday beginning at 1 p.m. Hikers should meet at Alberton Road parking area off Dogwood Road in Howard County. Call Patapsco Valley State Park, (410) 461-5005.

* The second-week winners of the Annual Amateur Angler Fishing Contest in Ocean City were: Teresa DeShong of McConnellsburg, Pa., 15.25-pound bluefish; Gerald T. Kuczinski, Ocean City, 13-pound sea trout; Nancy Cover, Baltimore, 4-pound, 5-ounce flounder; Charles Thompson, Washington, 6-

pound sea bass. Dave Sachs of Glen Burnie caught an 8-foot shark at Poor Man's Canyon.


Tuesday-Friday: Fishing clinic for children 8 to 15 at Loch Raven Reservoir, 5 to 8 p.m. Bass, bluegill, crappie and carp techniques and locations. Fee required. Call guide John Hauserman at (410) 882-2307.

Wednesday: Opening of the shark tournament at Bahia Marina in Ocean City. Call (301) 289-7438.


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