| Mar 23, 2011
| 6:12 PM
Standing on the deck of his 91-foot trawler, veteran fisherman Tomoyuki Kondou winces over reports that radioactivity from Japan's damaged nuclear power plant in nearby Fukushima has contaminated the local food supply after this month's deadly...
| Mar 26, 2011
| 11:52 AM
Japanese engineers struggled on Sunday to pump radioactive water from a crippled nuclear power station after radiation levels soared in seawater near the plant more than two weeks after it was battered by a huge earthquake and a tsunami.
| Apr 2, 2011
| 4:21 PM
They lack the blue crab's personality, don't fight like rockfish and aren't as plentiful as menhaden.
Yet oysters are perhaps the Chesapeake Bay's most celebrated seafood.
They provided protein to settlers who arrived at Jamestown in 1607 during a...
| Apr 2, 2011
| 9:37 PM
Growing oysters in Virginia used to be a lousy business venture.
Only the most ardent farmers could steer the Chesapeake Bay delicacy past diseases, predators and other obstacles into adulthood.
That was before advances, most notably the creation of a...
| Apr 12, 2011
There are 28 miles of beaches along the inviting patch of coast that encompasses Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands, an area of more than 900 square miles on Florida's southwest coast.
It's more than enough room to claim a secluded section for one's...
| Apr 16, 2011
| 1:29 PM
It shouldn't come as a surprise, I suppose, that the striped bass season began Saturday with uneasy folks focused on the intensity and direction of the wind.
Concerns about our own health and well-being on the water aren't much different than the worries...
| Apr 26, 2011
"I've always been kind of a shill," says Ted Danson. "The guy out in front of the tent saying, 'Thank you so much for watching "Cheers," come on in and let me introduce you to the marine biologists who have something really important to tell you.'"
| May 10, 2011
| 11:16 AM
Maryland is heavily invested in restoring the Chesapeake Bay's oyster population, as well it should be. The tasty bivalves are not only prized by epicures and the watermen who harvest them but also by all those who care about the bay's health because,...
| May 11, 2011
| 11:07 AM
The trick to serving up good crabs is consistency, “consistency of product and consistency of service,” says Richard Anderson, owner of The Seafood Stop in Fallston, a family-owned and run seafood market and carryout. That standard has been...
| May 12, 2011
| 10:29 AM
Your editorial "A sour oyster stew" (May 11) on the oyster poaching problem justifies the legislature's recent passage of bills to increase the authority of the Natural Resources Police.
One proposed enforcement solution is to install GPS tracking...
| May 14, 2011
| 3:00 PM
The folks who decide how we gather and protect the Chesapeake Bay's bounty may need to borrow Capt. Jack Sparrow's wacky compass to keep their bearings.
Clearly, the headline-grabbing activities of poachers last year and this year have presented the...