| 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...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Christopher Van Hollen Sr., a retired Foreign Service officer and ambassador to Sri Lanka, died of Alzheimer's disease complications Jan. 30 at the Washington Home and Hospice. The former Baltimore resident was 90.
Born in Baltimore and raised in...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 10:37 AM
When Billy's Stone Crabs opened in 1997, it closed every year when stone crab season ended in October. In May, when stone crabs returned, Billy's started all over again. This year, Billy's will stay open year-round.
Being a seasonal restaurant isn't...
| Feb 10, 2013
If co-workers and family members are coming down with infections this winter, you may be tempted to turn to an anti-bacterial soap for protection.
But some scientists are increasingly concerned that a common anti-bacterial ingredient called triclosan...
| Feb 17, 2013
Even before the Civil War, Hampton's busy waterfront boasted many free blacks who made their living as pilots, fishermen and boatmen.
Living side by side with whites who worked in the same maritime trades, they included such figures as Revolutionary War...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 4:43 AM
Chicago diners who think they are eating red snapper may actually be munching on goldbanded jobfish.
Those who order Alaskan cod may really be tucking into a threadfin slickhead. And fans of yellowtail could just be getting a fish tale.
These are some...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 10:39 AM
The annual Chefs' Seafood Symposium will be held Tuesday, March 12, at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science in Gloucester Point.
The education symposium, open to chefs, culinary students and representatives of the seafood industry, will feature...
| 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...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 4:40 PM
Sharing is often considered a good thing. But ask fishermen to share their catch, especially of Maryland's state fish, and things can get testy — with seafood consumers on the hook for how it plays out.
Maryland is changing the way striped bass...