| May 8, 2014
| 10:39 AM
The recent bad news on the serious decline in female blue crabs (" May 1) and the subsequent editorial ("Singing the blues," May 5) calling for much tighter harvest restrictions should be a wake-up call for all who care about the Chesapeake Bay. The...
| May 8, 2014
| 12:53 PM
As summer draws near, Americans anticipate coming delights — a cabin in the woods, a blanket on a beach, a boat on a river. In Maryland, that iconic image is a table laden with steamed crabs. Thus has it been for generations in the "land of pleasant...
| May 9, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Overfishing and warming waters are combining to create a potent one-two punch that threatens significant harm to New England's already beleaguered fish and fishermen. Fortunately, there is one thing we can do to help cushion both blows: protect ocean...
| May 11, 2014
| 2:40 PM
— With oysters showing signs of revival in the Chesapeake Bay, some are trying to bring the bivalves back in the bay's second largest tributary, the Potomac River.
Just two years into their fledgling effort to restore the river's once-bountiful...
| May 13, 2014
| 6:24 PM
— Amid warnings that slashing the striped bass catch by a third next year could devastate Chesapeake Bay commercial fishermen, Atlantic states regulators agreed Tuesday to consider reducing the catch more gradually over three years.
| Apr 24, 2014
| 11:47 AM
Morrissey's new album may claim that "World Peace is None of Your Business," but he's definitely making Canada's annual seal hunt his business.
The singer and famously outspoken animal rights activist has fired a new round in an ongoing skirmish with ...
| May 1, 2014
| 6:29 PM
The Chesapeake Bay's blue crab population remains in a serious slump for the second straight year, with the number of females dropping to a dangerously low level, officials announced Thursday.
Severe winter weather, not overfishing, is largely to blame,...
| May 5, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab is an omnivore. If a favorite food like worms, plants or baby clams is unavailable, it switches to something else. Maryland's human denizens may want to seriously consider doing that same thing.
That's because the latest...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 12:11 PM
When a shark tagged off the Eastern Shore as part of a marine-life tracking project took off on an unprecedented monthlong journey, researchers quite literally watched its every move.
Thanks to cutting-edge satellite tags, scientists at the Guy Harvey...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 12:30 PM
A sci-fi thriller as generic as its title, "Alien Abduction" generates only low-voltage shocks, taking a found-footage approach to its familiar scenario about hapless earthlings hunted by inquisitive extraterrestrials. Released simultaneously as...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 7:11 PM
You couldn't ask for a better weekend to get out fishing than what is predicted for this Saturday and Sunday.
While we've been fishing in the Lehigh Valley and Southeastern Pennsylvania since March 29, and in New Jersey since last Saturday, the rest...