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.
Apply for the Certification
Download the application .PDF file
Why the Certification is required?
aquatic invader introduction vector.
What laws and regulations give Department of Natural Resources the legal authority to issue this approval?
Natural Resources Article, §4-205.1, Annotated Code of Maryland