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Catch a Tagged Snakehead, Earn Cash in Maryland Study

Snakeheads in Chesapeake Bay or Blackwater River may be worth up to $200.

Catch a Tagged Snakehead, Earn Cash in Maryland Study

Northern snakeheads caught in the Blackwater River. (Photo by Stephen Badger/courtesy of Maryland DNR)

Maryland is offering anglers the opportunities to earn a few bucks while helping researchers monitor the population of invasive northern snakehead fish in two state waterways.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has begun a new tagging program to study snakeheads in Chesapeake Bay and Blackwater River, the agency announced. The program is being held in conjunction with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

From now until 2024, anglers who catch a snakehead with a yellow or blue tag attached can win a gift card of $10 or $200, depending on the...

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