| Mar 14, 2013
| 5:32 PM
Larry Simns, who founded and led the Maryland Watermen's Association for four decades and was a key influence on efforts to reduce pollution in the Chesapeake Bay, died Thursday. He was 75.
Mr. Simns, who grew up in the Eastern Shore fishing village of...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Lawrence W. "Larry" Simns Sr., a fourth-generation waterman and longtime advocate for the Chesapeake Bay and those who make their living from its waters, died Thursday of bone cancer at his Rock Hall home. He was 75.
"Larry stood sentry for the...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 6:21 PM
April 1 is the official start to the blue crab harvest in Maryland. But don't reach for your mallet just yet.
"It's not time for crabs," said Jessica Borowski, a manager at Midtown BBQ and Brew. "It's too cold out."
The crabs seem to agree. The...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 3:30 AM
There's new help on the way for what used to be the Chesapeake Bay's most important fish, though how much good it will do remains to be seen.
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council has enacted a first-ever cap on how many American shad and...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 4:39 PM
The Senate approved a sweeping overhaul of the nation's immigration laws on Thursday that would spend billions more on border security while granting millions of undocumented immigrants a shot at U.S. citizenship.
But as supporters celebrated the rare...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:56 AM
The deaths of two giant oarfish that washed up off California within the span of a week may have been caused by an ocean current that the weak-swimming creatures could not overcome, a scientist said.
The 18-foot giant found off Santa Catalina Island...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:06 PM
Researchers have discovered that the massive oarfish hosts several types of parasites, revealing clues about the serpent-like fish’s habitat, UC Santa Barbara announced this week.
Parasitologists at the university obtained small tissue samples --...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Thanks for your excellent reporting on the Charles County growth situation ("State, Charles County at odds over growth plan," Oct. 28).
I am conservation director for the Southern Region of the Maryland Bass Nation, a bass fishing organization.
| Jun 4, 2013
| 4:33 PM
It's been a busy but ultimately disappointing spring for the crew that runs the big fish lift at Conowingo Dam.
Since the beginning of April, the aquatic elevator near Darlington has hoisted more than a million finny creatures up the 94-foot wall...
| Jun 7, 2013
Anybody worried about the impact of the wind, waves and rain that will be spawned by Tropical Storm Andrea this weekend should take time off to check out some of the archival photographs on view in a new Hampton History Museum exhibit.
Among the most...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:00 AM
— On a chilly morning when other watermen on the Patuxent River dredged for oysters, Jimmy Trossbach sought more slippery quarry — American eels.
"I don't know what we'll find here," Trossbach said as he guided his 45-foot workboat,...