| Sep 12, 2011
| 12:13 PM
A new study from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science recommends a moratorium on oyster fishing to protect against extirpation and provide an opportunity for recovery of the oyster population, which the authors estimate has declined...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 6:26 AM
The Department of Natural Resources will announce today that it has made its own large catch — 60 recreational fishermen involved in a variety of illegal activities on Maryland's waterways in the past five months.
As a result, the agency has...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 2:59 PM
Someday, perhaps as early as March, Maryland's striped bass may join the main ingredients of Europe's Filet-O-Fish sandwich on the list of fish known worldwide as abundant, well-managed and caught in environmentally friendly ways.
The state has spent...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 6:58 PM
A new scientific study finds that though the Chesapeake Bay's blue crab population is basically healthy, it has yet to recover enough from trouble a few years ago to be considered completely stable.
What that means for watermen, the seafood industry...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 6:47 PM
Jack Brooks and other leaders of Maryland's seafood industry have faced the same problem for more than a decade: a shortage of seasonal foreign workers to pick out the morsels of crab meat that wind up on dinner plates across the country.
| Sep 15, 2011
| 9:27 AM
The Chesapeake Bay looks like a dirty bathtub, its waters turned brown with mud and awash in pollution and floating debris, including uprooted trees, propane tanks, even a battered dining-room chair.
Braving boat-damaging hazards, scientists are swarming...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 4:19 PM
Dick Smith, who was there when the place opened 31 years ago, was back at his piano bar in Phillips Seafood Sunday afternoon, the last day of business at Harborplace for the last of the original tenants. Smith played "As Time Goes By," and longtime...
| Mar 13, 2011
The day after a tsunami destroyed this beleaguered city's fishing harbor and battered the economy along with it, the sky here on the wild Northern California coast struggled to brighten. Rain pelted the debris-strewn harbor. Winds whipped through the...
| 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...
| 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...