(a) Days. -- By regulation, the Secretary may establish up to 3 free fishing days each calendar year when a person may catch finfish in the tidal and nontidal waters of the State for recreational purposes without an angler's license or Chesapeake Bay and coastal sport fishing license.
(b) Areas. -- By regulation, the Secretary may establish free fishing areas where a person may catch finfish for recreational purposes in:
(1) Tidal waters of the State without a Chesapeake Bay and coastal sport fishing license, provided the person is registered with the Department under § 4-745 of this title; and
(2) Nontidal waters of the State without an angler's license or a trout stamp.
Citation: Md. NATURAL RESOURCES Code Ann. § 4-214