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  • Watermen challenge menhaden catch limits

    Watermen challenge menhaden catch limits
    A group of Maryland watermen has filed suit seeking to overturn the state's catch limit on menhaden, arguing that it violates state and federal law and that the forage fish is not in need of conservation.
  • Court denies bid to reopen menhaden fishery

    Court denies bid to reopen menhaden fishery
    A Dorchester County judge has denied a watermen's group's bid to reopen Maryland's menhaden fishery, but ordered a trial scheduled next spring on how the Department of Natural Resources has imposed catch limits on the prized bait fish. Circuit Court...

    MD striped bass spawn better but still below average

    MD striped bass spawn better but still below average
    Striped bass reproduction in Maryland waters improved this year, but remained well below average, state officials announced. The Department of Natural Resources said that its 2013 striped-bass juvenile index, a measure of spawning success in the...

    Enigmatic eels a focus of concern

    Enigmatic eels a focus of concern
    — On a chilly morning when other watermen on the Patuxent River dredged for oysters, Jimmy Trossbach sought more slippery quarry — American eels. "I don't know what we'll find here," Trossbach said as he guided his 45-foot workboat,...

    Blue outlook for blue crabs

    Blue outlook for blue crabs
    By most accounts, this has been a good year for eating Maryland blue crabs — just not by human beings. The Chesapeake Bay crab harvest is down, in part because of predators and cannibalism, but that's not the whole story. In 2011, Maryland...