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Craving Crabs This Holiday Weekend? DNR Says There’s A Shortage In Females

This holiday weekend is rife with crab feasts, especially when the weather is as nice as it’s been. But a new report released this week warns that the number of crabs headed to your table is down.

07/05/2014

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Federal Regulators Debate Catch Reduction As Striped Bass Drop

First it was another season of fewer crabs, now it’s striped bass. The population is still strong in Maryland waters, but other states are seeing a decline.

05/14/2014

Raw Oysters are rich in Zinc, which, is extremely essential for men’s repoductive and sexual functions. Fresh raw oysters also have an erotic history. Many connoisseurs delighted in feeding them fresh to their spouses. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Eldon Willing Prepares Oyster Feast For Watermen

Among the oil cans, ailing rusty diesel engines and one beast of an air compressor in the workshop at Scott’s Cove Marina, mechanic Eldon “Chef Emeril” Willing creates culinary magic.

03/01/2014

oysters

109-Year-Old Sailboat Used For Dredging Oysters

Around the turn of the 20th century, the skipjack was the vessel of choice for oystermen who made their living on the Chesapeake Bay.

01/17/2014

menhaden

DNR Misses Deadline To Respond To Menhaden Lawsuit

Officials say the Department of Natural Resources has missed a deadline to reply to written questions from the plaintiffs in a lawsuit about the 2013 menhaden regulations.

12/18/2013

menhaden

Suit Filed: Md. Watermen Say DNR Menhaden Catch Limit Threatens Livelihood

Watermen file suit against the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, saying the new rules restricting menhaden catch threaten livelihoods.

10/21/2013

oysters

O’Malley To Sign Oyster Shell Recycling Bill

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley says he will sign an oyster shell recycling bill.

05/01/2013

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

crabs

Md. Crab Season Off To Slow Start, Watermen Say

Maryland watermen say the crabbing season is off to a slow start.

05/26/2012

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Maryland Watermen Pulling Ghost Pots From The Bay

Maryland watermen are scouring the Chesapeake Bay in search of ghost pots.

03/27/2012

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Watermen And Sport Fishermen Disagree Over Striped Bass

One of the Chesapeake’s most prized catches is pitting watermen against sport fishermen.

02/28/2012

crabs

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.

02/21/2012

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