| Aug 11, 2014
| 4:35 PM
A federal council took a preliminary step Monday toward protecting deep-sea corals off Maryland and the rest of the mid-Atlantic coast.
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council voted unanimously to seek public input on what should be done to...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Cook County biologists got the chance to study a type of wildlife rarely spotted in the Chicago area when a fisherman in Orland Park found a surprise wriggling at the end of his line: a two-and-a-half-foot long, five-pound American eel.
It's the third...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Seventy miles off Ocean City, scientists aboard the federal research vessel Henry B. Bigelow are exploring a lush underwater landscape that until recently few would have imagined — colorful corals clinging to the rocky slopes of deep-sea canyons....
| Aug 11, 2014
| 3:21 PM
Ocean temperatures along the Central California coast experienced a "remarkable" warming period during the first three weeks of July, leading to unusual encounters with some fish species, scientists reported.
The warmer ocean correlated with weaker...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 6:17 PM
YORK — York County Attorney James Barnett warned the Board of Supervisors against adding any restrictions for animal and livestock raising, namely oysters, that can't be "measured on the ground," but the board decided to take the next step to change...
| Aug 4, 2014
A whole host of fish and shellfish species spawn, hatch, develop into juveniles or grow into adulthood along the variegated coasts of the Chesapeake Bay.
The health of coastal habitats, then, is key to the health of these species — many of them...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Lobster shell disease -- a nasty business that can cause the shell to discolor or rot off completely -- has affected the southern New England lobster industry and reportedly is on the move.
The disease turns the color of the lobster shells from their...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Sustainable seafood is one of the big buzzwords in food these days. And it is important: So many of our most popular fish are close to being overfished. The trick is expanding our palates, finding fish that we aren’t already loving to death.
| Oct 19, 2013
Dear SOS: Recently, my husband and I visited Simpsonville, S.C. While there, we went to a restaurant called Stella's Southern Bistro. I decided to try the Shrimp and Grits, which I had seen on the menu at many Southern restaurants. It was so delicious...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 9:06 AM
A Dorchester County judge has denied a watermen's group's bid to reopen Maryland's menhaden fishery, but ordered a trial scheduled next spring on how the Department of Natural Resources has imposed catch limits on the prized bait fish.
| Jun 5, 2013
| 1:03 PM
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, is challenging U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, to a wager over the outcome of the NBA Finals pitting the Miami Heat and his city’s San Antonio Spurs.
She’s anteing up Joe’s Stone Crabs,...