Along with such bountiful outdoor opportunities comes the responsibility to conserve, protect, enhance and share our natural resources. Fortunately, Maryland’s biologists, technicians and managers are working together with public advisory commissions and our colleges and universities to guide fisheries management. Still, our most ardent and effective conservationists and mentors are you, the anglers. Even as Department of Natural Resources professionals serve to safeguard and enhance our fishing assets, our anglers must also remain committed to passing on the passion for fishing and stewardship to the next generation. Fulfilling this role can be as simple and enjoyable as taking a child fishing, to ensure, we are responsible keepers of the future by being active in the present.