| Jun 5, 2013
| 5:00 AM
If the 1,323-pound mako shark hooked off the coast of Huntington Beach checks out, it would not only set a new world weight record but would also rank in the top half-percent of catches on file, officials said.
Jack Vitek is the world records...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Ten miles off the coast of southern Alaska, an insurance adjuster from Seattle caught a neon orange rockfish that is probably more than 100 years old.
The fish, a type of rockfish called a shortraker, was caught in 900 feet of water, weighed in at 39.08...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 10:55 PM
Fred Brungart of York, Pa., caught a Maryland record 38-inch, 24-pound Atlantic cod on May 31 out of Ocean City, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service reported last week.
Brungart hooked the fish aboard the 80-foot headboat...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 10:06 AM
ROME -- Against a backdrop of growing anti-immigration sentiment in Europe, Pope Francis on Monday used his first papal trip outside the Vatican to denounce the "globalization of indifference" to migrants, calling their suffering "a painful thorn in my...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 3:00 AM
If there's one thing nearly everybody in the Chesapeake Bay region can agree upon, it's that summer isn't summer without blue crabs. Unfortunately, this regional staple has experienced its share of problems over the past few years, impacting supply,...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 7:10 AM
Overall impression: I've always been leery of waterfront restaurants because all too often they don't offer much else beyond a view. Blue Moon Fish Company is a big exception, because even after 17 years, it's not only an Intracoastal beauty, but it...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 7:13 PM
Archaeologists probing the early James Fort kitchen where they unearthed evidence of cannibalism this past year have discovered an earlier layer of artifacts showing that — just months before the Starving Time of 1609-10 — the colonists were...
| Jul 29, 2013
"Our friends in Boston laugh that we have to say 'whole belly' clams. In the Northeast, that's a given," said Jeff Mazza, who with his brother Bob, owns Lakeview's New England Seafood Company Fish Market (3341 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-871-3474). Ironically,...
| May 10, 2013
Fishermen selling their own catch at Southern California farmers markets are vanishing. An attractive alternative is Community Seafood, a "community-supported fishery" that started selling last Sunday at the Santa Monica Main Street farmers market....