| 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...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 9:46 AM
A reader responded to our recent roundup of classic Maryland crab houses: "Take a trip to Glen Burnie and find Seaside on Crain Highway. Best crabs in town. … You need to move around to the other side of town."
In a follow-up conversation, the...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 10:04 AM
Chef Wilbur G. Cox Jr. spent a day on a boat with a state bureaucrat who wanted him to put more local seafood on his menu. The excursion has prompted Cox to do that — and more.
"My next [tattoo] sleeve is going to be based all on Maryland seafood,"...
| Aug 7, 2011
| 4:44 PM
The sun is just peeking over the treetops as Billy Rice steers his 24-foot boat, Miss Jill, out into the Potomac River.
Six days a week, in all kinds of weather, except lightning and high winds, the Charles County waterman and his helper and wife,...
| Jul 30, 2011
| 12:39 PM
On any summer weekend, thousands of outdoors enthusiasts are drawn to the cooling waters and shaded shores of Big Gunpowder Falls.
Some of them are after nothing more than a leisurely float down the river. Tubing has long been a hot-weather institution...
| Aug 11, 2011
Beneath an old diving helmet straight out of Jules Verne, a couple seated at a corner of the raw bar feed each other oysters, clams, bites of lobster. They eat slowly, luxuriously, between sips of wine. He whispers in her ear. She laughs and pops a shrimp...
| 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...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 3:00 AM
With Baltimore in the midst of Restaurant Week, there are probably many happily dining on rockfish these days, and rightly so. Rockfish (more commonly known as striped bass) represent one of the Chesapeake Bay's most treasured bounties, both a worthy...
| Aug 6, 2011
| 5:50 PM
SALT LAKE CITY — This was going to be about fun and games. That's what drives the Outdoor Retailer trade show, the twice-annual event that fills the city's Salt Palace with the gear and goodies that you, dear consumer, will be lusting after next...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 11:31 AM
The Virginia Natural Fish Company has developed a Community Supported Fishery that helps connect customers directly to local fish farmers.
Members purchase advance shares of fish to provide a guaranteed market for local fish farms. They receive a...
| 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...