| Aug 6, 2012
| 3:00 AM
More crabs to catch and fewer rules by which to catch 'em.
That'd be the Holy Grail for Chesapeake watermen. It's why top crabbers in Maryland, from Havre de Grace to Smith Island, have been traveling monthly, for the past 18 months, to long and...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 3:30 AM
There's new help on the way for what used to be the Chesapeake Bay's most important fish, though how much good it will do remains to be seen.
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council has enacted a first-ever cap on how many American shad and...
| 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...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 8:51 AM
Name: Capt. Frank's Seafood Market
Address: 435 W. Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach
Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday
A peek inside some of South Florida's unique food shops.
Wow factor: If you...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 4:43 AM
Chicago diners who think they are eating red snapper may actually be munching on goldbanded jobfish.
Those who order Alaskan cod may really be tucking into a threadfin slickhead. And fans of yellowtail could just be getting a fish tale.
These are some...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 10:37 AM
When Billy's Stone Crabs opened in 1997, it closed every year when stone crab season ended in October. In May, when stone crabs returned, Billy's started all over again. This year, Billy's will stay open year-round.
Being a seasonal restaurant isn't...
| Feb 17, 2013
Even before the Civil War, Hampton's busy waterfront boasted many free blacks who made their living as pilots, fishermen and boatmen.
Living side by side with whites who worked in the same maritime trades, they included such figures as Revolutionary War...
| 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...