Zebra Mussel Free Certification Details

Zebra Mussel Free Certification

General Info - Statewide Certification

Persons selling live bait that is used in Liberty, Prettyboy or Loch Raven reservoirs must obtain bait that is certified free of zebra mussels or larvae, to prevent the spread of this invasive species in Maryland waters.

Before selling bait from out-of-state suppliers, bait dealers selling in this region must obtain a Zebra-Mussel-Free Certification from the intended supplier, and submit this information with a completed application.

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    Approval time

  • $0.00

    Application cost

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Certification Issuer - Information

Who issues the certification?

Department of Natural Resources

Contact Information

Legislative & Regulatory Review Permit Coordinator

Email: zebramussel.dnr@maryland.gov

Tel: (410) 260-8317 / Fax: (410) 260-8279

Work hours:


Why the Certification is required?

Manage an aquatic invader introduction vector.

Legal Authority

What laws and regulations give Department of Natural Resources the legal authority to issue this approval?