Maryland is in the middle of a major price surge on crabs. The bay crab season is getting off to a rough start. Some restaurants still have not served a single local crab.
The Maryland Department of the Environment says it’s temporarily allowing watermen to harvest oysters and clams in the Kent Island Narrows, a waterway that is usually closed to shellfish harvesting.
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.
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.
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.
Around the turn of the 20th century, the skipjack was the vessel of choice for oystermen who made their living on the Chesapeake Bay.
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.
Watermen file suit against the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, saying the new rules restricting menhaden catch threaten livelihoods.
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.