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Seafood and Fishing Industry

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  • 1,300-pound shark could be among record catches, official says

    1,300-pound shark could be among record catches, official says
    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...
  • Dismal shad run puts Conowingo Dam in crosshairs

    Dismal shad run puts Conowingo Dam in crosshairs
    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...
  • Conservationists decry shark finning loophole

    Conservationists decry shark finning loophole
    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. At its...
  • NOAA official joining National Aquarium

    NOAA official joining National Aquarium
    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...
  • Salt Life is good

    Salt Life is good
    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...
  • Anne Arundel students build a better, or at least less problematic, crab trap

    Anne Arundel students build a better, or at least less problematic, crab trap
    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...
  • It's Bad Times For Fishermen in New England

    It's Bad Times For Fishermen in New England
    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...
  • Michael Mina's Super Bowl Cioppino

    Michael Mina's Super Bowl Cioppino
    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-...
  • The Harbor Report: The eelgrass is greener with state blessing

    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...
  • The menhaden mystery

    The menhaden mystery
    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...
  • Maryland's state sandwich not a simple popularity contest

    Maryland's state sandwich not a simple popularity contest
    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...