| Sep 28, 2011
| 7:14 AM
NEWPORT NEWS — Despite objections from the seafood industry, Virginia regulators canceled the winter dredging of blue crabs for the fourth consecutive year.
The move, part of an effort to rebuild stocks of the Chesapeake Bay delicacy, will have...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 4:35 PM
After several years of discouraging results, Maryland fisheries officials say the number of juvenile striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay this summer was the fourth highest in the 58-year history of their annual census.
The abundance of palm-sized newborns...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 4:07 PM
A big fight is brewing over a little fish — a fish that no one wants to eat but that many regard as the most important in the sea.
Catch restrictions loom on menhaden, which is too unsavory to grace a dinner plate but much sought by commercial...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 7:26 AM
While not as pugnacious as William Cameron, Virginia regulators are following in the footsteps of the state’s 39th governor.
Cameron, who personally led expeditions in the 1880s to stop Marylanders from illegally taking oysters in Virginia waters,...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 4:19 PM
The interstate panel that oversees fishing along the Eastern Seaboard voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to cut the menhaden catch by up to 37 percent next year in an effort to protect the species and, by extension, striped bass.
The 14-3 vote by the...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 12:45 PM
A recent gathering of “Master Oyster Gardeners” at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science is the latest chapter in a fruitful partnership between VIMS scientists and members of the Tidewater Oyster Gardeners Association, or TOGA, according...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 1:24 PM
Winter dredging for blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay is closed for the fifth year in a row as the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) moved Monday to continue to protect and rebuild the stock of pregnant hibernating females.
To offset the impact...
| Feb 24, 2013
Like a victim tied to buzz saw table in an old movie melodrama, federal, state and local agencies and departments, and a host of businesses and nonprofit organizations are watching with alarm as budget blades churn toward them.
On Friday automatic...
| 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...
| Sep 10, 2010
| 11:17 AM
The Potomac River Fisheries Commission voted Thursday to revoke or suspend the fishing privileges of eight watermen convicted in federal court in the largest rockfish poaching scheme in the history of the Chesapeake Bay and the river.