| Jun 3, 2014
| 1:18 PM
West Coast trawler fishermen just got some new opportunities.
The Marine Stewardship Council on Tuesday listed 13 species of fish as "sustainable," opening up new markets for boats working out of ports in California, Oregon and Washington.
| Jun 6, 2014
Salmon, for most people these days, is a farmed filet of pinky/orange flesh plopped on a foam tray, wrapped in plastic and stacked in a supermarket cooler right beside the tilapia and the trays of pre-cooked shrimp cocktail. Salmon has become everyday...
| Jun 7, 2014
Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring individual line items in state and local budgets. Read the entire series at www.dailypress.com/watchdog.
It's in Virginia's budget: $2.2 million for coastal mapping
The state spends somewhere...
| May 7, 2014
| 9:45 AM
In response to Dan Rodricks' article, "Stop tinkering: Ban crabbing for a year" (May 4) I must say that his solution to the Chesapeake Bay's crab shortage, placing a moratorium on crab harvesting, is too simple and elementary for this complex and multi-...
| May 7, 2014
| 12:58 PM
The Maryland Seafood Marketing Program, an effort of the state's Department of Natural Resources, has started up its fourth season of chef education tours.
The tours offer culinary professionals an opportunity to see Chesapeake seafood products up...
| 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 12, 2014
| 5:04 PM
Worried by recent declines in the numbers of Maryland's state fish, Atlantic states fisheries regulators are weighing slashing the annual striped bass catch by up to one-third next year all along the East Coast and in the Chesapeake Bay.
The proposal, to...
| 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.