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cold oysters

Watermen Hope To Extend Oyster Season After Winter Freezes Income

Giving back what winter has taken away. Brutal cold put livelihoods on ice throughout the Chesapeake Bay.

03/17/2015

crabs

Watermen Report Crab Shortage

Crabbers are reporting a sharp shortage in their catch this season. With the Fourth of July rush on the crustaceans right around the corner, restaurants are scrambling to cover the demand.

06/30/2012

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Crab Report Finds Chesapeake Bay Not Overfished

The Chesapeake Bay’s blue crabs are not overfished, but fisheries managers should keep a close eye on this year’s harvest because of a cold winter that cut the population.

12/19/2011

oysters

Maryland Watermen Finding Dead Oysters

Maryland watermen say they are finding most of the oysters dead on bars above the Bay Bridge. And they are blaming heavy rains this fall from Tropical Storm Lee and Hurricane Irene.

11/06/2011