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Figures Show Md. Led The Nation In 2011 Crab Catch

Maryland’s crab harvest last year led the nation. That’s according to figures released Wednesday by the National Marine Fisheries Service.


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El Nino Could Hamper Hurricanes, Help Chesapeake

Forecasters says this hurricane season could be less active than last and that has environmentalists and researchers hopeful the Chesapeake will avoid a repeat of heavy rains that dumped pollution into the bay last year.


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Md. Government Wants Money To Clean Up The Bay

Finding money to clean the bay continues to be an uphill struggle.


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Tugboat Exhibit Coming To St. Michaels Museum

Tugboats and the crews that operate them are the subject of a new exhibit coming to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels.



Md. Watermen To Pull More Ghost Pots From Bay

Maryland’s ghost pot retrieval program starts again next month. State officials say watermen have until Friday to apply for work under the program.


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Environmental Group Says Saving The Bay Will Bring Jobs

Fighting off claims that environmental regulations are job killers, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation says it has facts that prove just the opposite.


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Maryland Backing Off Meeting Bay Goals Early

Maryland environmental officials are backing off plans to meet Chesapeake Bay restoration goals five years ahead of other states in the bay watershed.


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Watermen’s Group Head: Bay Conditions Improving

The head of the Queen Anne’s County Watermen’s Association says conditions are improving on the Chesapeake, where debris from Tropical Storm Lee has made it difficult to work on the bay.


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Chesapeake Takes Brunt Of Post-Lee Damage

The damage caused by last week’s torrential rains isn’t over. It’s just moved on to a new target.


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Tires, Toilet Among Lee Debris In Chesapeake

A yoga mat, truck tires, a basketball and the seat from a portable toilet. Those items and thousands more are floating down the Chesapeake Bay, which is receiving the flood waters from the Susquehanna and other rivers swollen by rains from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee.



Report Calls For Halt To Md. Oyster Harvest

A new study recommends a moratorium on oyster harvesting in Maryland.



NHC: Upper Bay Could Escape Storm Surge, Not Coast

The director of the National Hurricane Center says five to 10 inches of rain are expected to fall across the mid-Atlantic region due to Hurricane Irene, but may not push much water into the upper Chesapeake Bay.