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Md. Oyster Survival Rate At Highest In Years

Oysters have been struggling to hang on in the bay, but now there’s a glimmer of hope on the half shell.

02/14/2012

(AP Photo/Texas Department of Criminal Justice, File)

Court Orders Confirmed For DNR Tracking Devices

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.

02/13/2012

oysters

5 Watermen Charged With Oyster Violations

Five watermen have been charged with oyster violations in Dorchester County.

02/03/2012

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Police Go High-Tech To Stop Poaching

In an effort to stop poaching on the Chesapeake, police are going high-tech.

01/10/2012

(Credit: CBS)

Watermen Ask For Easing Of Striped Bass Quota

Watermen and lawmakers on the Eastern Shore are asking state natural resources officials to ease tougher striped bass harvest regulations.

01/05/2012

oysters

Fresh Water Killing Off Oysters In Upper Chesapeake Bay

Way too much of a good thing is officially the cause for a die-off of oysters in the upper Chesapeake.

11/09/2011

oysters

Some Watermen Quit After Massive Oyster Die-Off

A massive die-off of oysters in the Chesapeake is placing livelihoods on the brink.

11/07/2011

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

oysters

Tropical Weather May Be The Cause Of Dead Oysters

A quiet wave of worry is washing ashore north of the Bay Bridge.

11/04/2011

Credit: The Star-Democrat of Easton

Md. Waterman Nets Purple Crab, Returns It To Bay

Watermen often haul blue crabs out of the Chesapeake Bay by the bushel — but a purple crab? Queenstown waterman Jake Marzucco told The Star-Democrat of Easton that he recently netted the uniquely colored crab and took photos of it before returning it to the bay.

08/30/2011

rockfish

Maryland Considers Tougher Rules For Watermen Due To Poaching

Finding and arresting outlaws on the water is forcing Maryland to consider tougher rules for watermen. It all goes back to massive striped bass poaching this past winter.

08/15/2011

crabs

Watermen Await Md. Crab Regulation Changes

Maryland watermen could hear this week whether crabbing harvest regulations will be changed.

05/25/2011

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