ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is seeking applications for membership to two advisory commissions, the Sport Fisheries Advisory Commission and Tidal Fisheries Advisory Commission.

Photo by Carol Ward, submitted to 2019 Maryland Natural Resources Photo Contest.

The Sport Fisheries Advisory Commission represents the interests of Maryland’s recreational fisheries, and the Tidal Fisheries Advisory Commission represents commercial fisheries across the state. Each consists of Maryland residents who represent diverse fisheries-related constituencies and stakeholders. 

Commission members are appointed by Governor Larry Hogan and advise DNR Fishing and Boating Services on all matters brought to the commissioners. Individuals interested in being considered for either commission are encouraged to apply online by May 1, 2021. 

Interested applicants with questions about the commission or its application process should contact Paul Genovese at