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Aquaculture

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  • Crabbing moratorium isn't the answer [Letter]

    Crabbing moratorium isn't the answer [Letter]
    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-...
  • Reversing the crab collapse [Commentary]

    Reversing the crab collapse [Commentary]
    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...
  • Decline of the bay's crabs raises a political issue [Editorial]

    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...
  • Sulphur mayfly season a good time to catch trout, 'the Ph.D.s of the fish world'

    Sulphur mayfly season a good time to catch trout, 'the Ph.D.s of the fish world'
    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. "They want...
  • Singing the blues [Editorial]

    Singing the blues  [Editorial]
    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...
  • It's time to stop tinkering and just ban crabbing for one year

    It's time to stop tinkering and just ban crabbing for one year
    A couple of years ago, the governor of Maryland stood on a dock on South River, a bushel of steamed crabs at his feet, telling everyone it was OK to eat Chesapeake blue crabs again — sort of like the mayor in "Jaws" telling everyone it was OK to...
  • Bay crab population decreases

    Bay crab population decreases
    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,...
  • Winter weather kills more fish this year, experts say

    Winter weather kills more fish this year, experts say
    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. The...
  • A shark's tale takes researchers from Ocean City to the Atlantic Ocean

    A shark's tale takes researchers from Ocean City to the Atlantic Ocean
    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...
  • Morrissey blasts Canadian politicians over seal hunt

    Morrissey blasts Canadian politicians over seal hunt
    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 ...
  • Drought blocking passages to sea for California coho salmon

    Drought blocking passages to sea for California coho salmon
    DAVENPORT, Calif. — By now, water would typically be ripping down Scott Creek, and months ago it should have burst through a berm of sand to provide fish passage between freshwater and the ocean. Instead, young coho salmon from this redwood and...