| Aug 5, 2014
| 1:47 PM
That’s the upshot of a guest blog post in National Geographic online by seafood industry spokesman Bob Vanasse.
Vanasse is executive director of the nonprofit Saving Seefood, and his point is that the bay doesn’t just divide people into...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 11:31 AM
The body of man was found in the James River Sunday, and officials are trying to determine if it was a boater who was reported missing over the weekend.
The body was found by a person on a jet ski at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday on the James City County...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:59 PM
On a cloudy muggy morning along the shores of Deep Creek in Newport News' Menchville area, third generation marina operator Lonnell Perok-Coffen carries on the business left in her hands nearly five years ago by her father Steven Perok.
| Aug 19, 2014
| 10:46 AM
Salty … with sweetness and a smooth finish.
That's the regional flavor of Tidewater oysters as they're now being touted in a new Virginia Oyster Trail campaign launched Tuesday by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, part of his long-term effort to build a "new...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 6:39 AM
UPDATE: The body of an 8-year-old boy who went missing Sunday near the south end of Cape Charles beach was found Tuesday morning, a Virginia Marine Resources Commission spokeswoman said.
His body was found near where he went missing, according to...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:27 AM
Property owners in Gloucester who want to know about the application process for property improvements along tidally-influenced rivers, creeks and marshes can attend a meeting 1-4 p.m. Thursday.
The Gloucester County Environmental Programs Department is...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 9:49 AM
A superstructure some 70 feet high is anchored in the James River across from King's Mill, harvesting barge after barge of fossilized oyster shells. The shells have been buried in sediment for 10,000 years, ever since the planet began to warm after the...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 7:42 AM
Mathews waterman James Close has been appointed to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission.
Close's appointment to the VMRC was announced Friday by Gov. Bob McDonnell. The VMRC oversees the state's marine and aquatic resources.
The commission meets...
| Apr 4, 2011
Doug McMinn would rather work on the Rappahannock River than talk to politicians.
Yet that's exactly what he was doing over the winter when state lawmakers began tinkering with Virginia's oyster aquaculture laws.
McMinn and fellow oyster growers...
| May 14, 2011
| 7:00 AM
One man is dead and another is missing after a boating accident on the James River early Friday that sent 10 people into the water.
The boaters -- six men and four women, all in their 20s -- were crammed into a 22-foot sailboat that left Deep Creek in...
| May 16, 2011
| 3:00 AM
For nearly a century, oysters have been pummeled from two sides: us and nature. Our appetite for oysters has spurred overharvesting; at the same time, pollution has made oysters more vulnerable to disease, and sediment has smothered oyster beds....