Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley says he will sign an oyster shell recycling bill.
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.
Maryland watermen say the crabbing season is off to a slow start.
Maryland watermen are scouring the Chesapeake Bay in search of ghost pots.
One of the Chesapeake’s most prized catches is pitting watermen against sport fishermen.
Maryland’s ghost pot retrieval program starts again next month. State officials say watermen have until Friday to apply for work under the program.
Oysters have been struggling to hang on in the bay, but now there’s a glimmer of hope on the half shell.
The Maryland Attorney General’s office has confirmed that the Department of Natural Resources sought court orders allowing the placement of tracking devices on the boats of watermen.
Five watermen have been charged with oyster violations in Dorchester County.
In an effort to stop poaching on the Chesapeake, police are going high-tech.
Watermen and lawmakers on the Eastern Shore are asking state natural resources officials to ease tougher striped bass harvest regulations.
Way too much of a good thing is officially the cause for a die-off of oysters in the upper Chesapeake.
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