| 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 10, 2011
| 6:56 AM
The U.S. seafood industry and members of Congress are fighting a federal order that will boost the wages of tens of thousands of migrant workers as much as 30 percent.
The H-2B program connects up to 66,000 foreign workers with seafood dealers,...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 7:01 AM
The following comes from the Associated Press...
Big male crabs fetch the highest prices, but when it comes to ensuring the Chesapeake Bay will continue to produce those No. 1 males, researchers are increasingly paying attention to how many females are...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 6:15 AM
As Candus Thomson's days as an outdoor writer are numbered, she seems determined to take more shots (some cheaper than others) at commercial fishermen, and the menhaden industry in particular. Having worked as both a journalist and a commercial fisherman,...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 3:28 PM
Long-awaited "streamlining" of the tangled state and federal red tape Maryland watermen must navigate for permission to establish oyster farming operations finally took effect Monday.
Now, instead of seeking approvals from three separate state agencies...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 12:15 PM
It has been a good summer for Chesapeake Bay crabs. They have been heavy and sweet, a gustatory delight. Beyond the dinner table, the picture is looking better as well. A recent scientific study done for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 2:50 PM
Jayne Miller, WBAL-TV's investigative reporter, delights in exploring environments foreign to her. An ardent traveler, she has been dazzled by the likes of East Africa, Turkey and the wild Western United States.
But asked to cite her favorite travel...
| Aug 25, 2011
1. Island Beach State Park With its remote white sandy shores, the park has some of the few remaining undeveloped barrier beaches on the North Atlantic coastline. The park is home to rarely seen maritime plants, wildlife and ecosystems. Go to...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 5:21 PM
A new scientific study recommends halting all commercial harvest of oysters in Maryland, warning that the ecologically important bivalves are even more depleted than previously believed and that continuing to catch them risks eliminating them altogether...
| 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...