| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:24 PM
— The Obama administration announced Tuesday an initiative to track every fish sold in the United States — a move designed to crack down on illegal fishing, mislabeling of seafood and related problems.
Secretary of State John Kerry, who is...
| 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...
| May 23, 2014
| 7:51 AM
With its many waterways, Hampton Roads is a dream for fishing enthusiasts. Fishing can be done from piers, shorelines and by boat, with plenty of saltwater and freshwater options.
It is important to know the licensing rules and fishing regulations...
| May 26, 2014
It's no secret that the health of the Chesapeake Bay has been in peril for decades, but ocean acidification poses what may be the greatest threat to the oyster population of the bay. Sadly, for most people this will go unnoticed. It's not like the obvious...
| 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...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 7:02 PM
A couple weeks ago, dead fish started floating up through ice-fishing holes in some of Cook County's smaller lakes and ponds. As ice has melted in recent days , more fish — in some cases, thousands of them — have been appearing.
| 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...
| Jun 1, 2014
MOUNT DESERT ISLAND, MAINE — After a last day of hiking at Maine's Acadia National Park, creeping up the steep face of Precipice, the hand-over-hand ascent on the east side of Mount Desert Island, we decide to reward ourselves with dinner out. We...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 10:41 AM
Jeff Lewatowski trudged upstream, the chilly, knee-deep Gunpowder River flowing around his waterproof overalls. Following the inside curve of a bend, he picked a likely looking spot and settled in, much like the trout he planned to catch.
| 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 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...