Town leaders have rejected a plan to allow surf fishermen to drive on Ocean City beaches.
The Department of Natural Resources says it will not enforce times for removing crabs from commercial pots so fishermen can prepare for Hurricane Sandy.
One of the Chesapeake’s most prized catches is pitting watermen against sport fishermen.
It’s unlikely you’ll just stumble upon the Maryland coastline’s only commercial fishing harbor. But it’s there, and it’s moving millions of pounds of seafood. In 2010, more than 8 million pounds of catch, valued at more than $8 million, was harvested by commercial vessels that dock there.
When Rick Warren and his father opened Warren’s Bait Box in 1970, Rick was only 19. Now on the cusp of 60, Warren has spent most of his adult life at the small concrete building off Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard in Glen Burnie, selling bait and tackle to anglers as they head off to fish the Chesapeake Bay and Magothy and Severn rivers.
Nine fishermen from Texas and Delaware are facing charges for fishing in an off-limits area in Maryland’s
Natural Resources Police say life jackets helped save the lives of three fishermen after their vessel capsized in frigid waters in the Chesapeake Bay.