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Md. Waterman Nets Purple Crab, Returns It To Bay

Watermen often haul blue crabs out of the Chesapeake Bay by the bushel — but a purple crab? Queenstown waterman Jake Marzucco told The Star-Democrat of Easton that he recently netted the uniquely colored crab and took photos of it before returning it to the bay.


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Md. Lawmakers To Get Striped Bass Rule Changes

Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources plans to present changes to striped bass netting regulations this week to state lawmakers.


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Ex-Del. Environment Secretary To Head Bay Program

A former Delaware environmental secretary has been named the new director of the Chesapeake Bay Program, the joint-federal state effort that leads bay restoration.


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USDA Official Points To Bay Progress

A top federal agriculture official says improved farm practices already are having a positive impact on the environmentally battered Chesapeake Bay.



Crabs Plentiful For Holiday Weekend

Seafood dealers say crabs are plentiful in Maryland for the long holiday weekend.



Bay Foundation: Conservation Cuts Hurt Farms, Bay

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says a House vote to cut farm conservation programs is a significant blow not only to farmers but local economies and Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts.



EPA: Md. Fertilizer Law To Help Bay Cleanup

If taking care of your lawn means using fertilizer, Maryland has some new rules in force.


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New Data Shows Chesapeake Streams In Bad Health

Most streams in the Chesapeake watershed are in poor condition, according to data released Monday by the Chesapeake Bay Program.



Crab Regulation Changes On Tap For Annapolis Meeting

Possible changes to Maryland’s crabbing regulations will be discussed at a meeting in Annapolis.


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Chesapeake Bay Program To Release Bay Grass Data

The Chesapeake Bay Program says it will release new data on underwater grasses.


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Environmentalists Find Shortcomings In Session

Maryland environmental advocates say they are pleased the General Assembly approved $23.5 million for a fund to fight pollution in the Chesapeake Bay during a hard budget year, but still noted plenty of disappointments in this year’s legislative session.


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Va. Congressman Seeks To Block Bay Funding

A Virginia congressman who has been critical of the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to restore the Chesapeake Bay is attempting to block funding for the project.





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