Slow Start To Crab Season Means High Prices At The Dinner TableMaryland 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.
Oyster Harvesting Temporarily Allowed In Kent Island NarrowsThe 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.
Craving Crabs This Holiday Weekend? DNR Says There's A Shortage In FemalesThis 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.
Federal Regulators Debate Catch Reduction As Striped Bass DropFirst 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.
Eldon Willing Prepares Oyster Feast For WatermenAmong 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.
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.
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.
Suit Filed: Md. Watermen Say DNR Menhaden Catch Limit Threatens LivelihoodWatermen file suit against the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, saying the new rules restricting menhaden catch threaten livelihoods.
O'Malley To Sign Oyster Shell Recycling BillMaryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says he will sign an oyster shell recycling bill.
Watermen Report Crab ShortageCrabbers 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.
Md. Crab Season Off To Slow Start, Watermen SayMaryland watermen say the crabbing season is off to a slow start.
Maryland Watermen Pulling Ghost Pots From The BayMaryland watermen are scouring the Chesapeake Bay in search of ghost pots.
Watermen And Sport Fishermen Disagree Over Striped BassOne of the Chesapeake's most prized catches is pitting watermen against sport fishermen.
Md. Watermen To Pull More Ghost Pots From BayMaryland's ghost pot retrieval program starts again next month. State officials say watermen have until Friday to apply for work under the program.
Md. Oyster Survival Rate At Highest In YearsOysters have been struggling to hang on in the bay, but now there's a glimmer of hope on the half shell.