The Potomac River Fisheries Commission has an immediate opening representing the State of Maryland. The Commission is the Maryland-Virginia bi-state regulatory authority for fishery matters in the mainstem tidal Potomac River from Washington, D.C. to Chesapeake Bay. It consists of eight members, four appointed by the governor of Maryland and four appointed by the governor of Virginia.
The Commission is responsible for adopting rules, regulations and licenses for the recreational and commercial taking, catching or attempting to take or catch fish, crabs, oysters and clams from the Potomac River. The Commission regulations carry the full force and effect of law, and are jointly enforced by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police and the Virginia Marine Resources Commission Marine Police. Both the Maryland District Courts and Virginia General District Courts have jurisdiction to adjudicate violations of the Commission’s regulations.
The Commission meets four to six times each year and most meetings are held in the Commissioner’s Hearing Room at its office in Colonial Beach, Virginia. All Commission meetings are open and the public is invited and encouraged to attend. The Commission also has three citizen advisory committees, one for finfish matters, one for crab issues, and one for oyster and clam concerns. These committee meetings are, likewise, open public meetings and are held in Colonial Beach, Virginia.
If interested in applying for the current vacancy please visit the Governor's Appointment Office to submit an application. For questions regarding the position, please contact Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fishing and Boating Services Director David Blazer at 410-260-8281.