| 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...
| May 22, 2013
| 7:20 AM
Conservationists are decrying a move by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to loosen what critics say is already a lax restriction on shark finning, the controversial practice of slicing the fins off and discarding the body at sea.
| May 22, 2013
| 8:35 AM
Eric Schwaab, a native Baltimorean who's spent the last three years in the federal government overseeing fisheries and coastal conservation efforts, is returning home to take a new post at the National Aquarium.
Schwaab, 52, currently an acting...
| May 23, 2013
| 11:25 AM
I've followed many a Salt Life bumper sticker on I-95, but until Salt Life Food Shack came along, I never knew much more about this two-word idiom.
Salt Life — an homage to Florida fishing, surfing and swimming — is a lifestyle brand with...
| May 29, 2013
| 7:18 PM
For years, environmentalists and watermen have been searching for a way to deal with the Chesapeake Bay's "ghost pots" — derelict crab traps that are too deep to retrieve and too problematic to co-exist with marine life. Though the traps have been...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 8:37 AM
New England has a rich history of fishing, and even in this technologically-advanced age, a lot of people still depend on fishing as a main source of both food and income. The problem is that marine populations are being decimated by overfishing. In...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Michael Mina's name is familiar to Baltimore restaurant-goers from the suite of restaurants he developed for the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore - Wit & Wisdom, Pabu and Lamill Coffee.
But Mina's base of operations is in San Francisco, and the Michelin-...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 4:25 PM
This week's column should be titled "Eelgrass for Dummies" — because the topic has been a sticking point around the harbor for years, and we all have to understand it better if we ever want to obtain dredging permits for our docks.
In my column...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 11:25 AM
At a historic meeting in Baltimore recently, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), the fisheries management body representing 15 states along the Eastern Seaboard, resolved to cap the harvest of menhaden at 20 percent less than the...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 4:07 PM
If you were choosing an official Maryland sandwich based on popularity, there'd be no contest. The crab cake would beat the soft-shell crab sandwich every time.
So, if the General Assembly enacts a bill this session that makes the soft-shell crab...