| Jun 5, 2011
| 5:15 AM
COOK'S BEACH, N.J. — The small bird sitting along this sandy spit of land is starving and dinner offerings are slim.
Having flown 5,000 miles from South America and with 5,000 to go to its Arctic breeding ground, the red knot needs to fatten up...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 3:26 PM
The 38th East Coast Commercial Fishermen's & Aquaculture Trade Exposition will be held Friday through next Sunday at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City.
More than 50 vendors are expected to have their wares on display during the weekend...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 9:03 AM
As president of the Chesapeake Bay Commercial Fishermen's Association, I have become increasingly angered and frustrated by the news media normally leaving the general public with such a negative impression of the watermen community. Over the past year,...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 4:40 AM
It's a great time to be a jimmy in the Chesapeake Bay - if you're a blue crab looking for a good time. There are nearly three times as many female crabs as there are males now, thanks to catch limits imposed by Maryland and Virginia to protect more...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 4:35 PM
With almost every regulatory hurdle cleared, planners believe they are about two weeks away from sinking a 563-foot former Navy destroyer off the coast of Maryland to create the largest artificial reef on the Eastern Seaboard.
The Arthur W. Radford,...
| 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...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 5:15 AM
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is on the threshold of making a game-changing decision: Whether to allow the menhaden in the Chesapeake Bay to be fished to extinction, or to act decisively to save this vital mid-chain food fish....
| Jul 29, 2011
| 9:46 AM
A reader responded to our recent roundup of classic Maryland crab houses: "Take a trip to Glen Burnie and find Seaside on Crain Highway. Best crabs in town. … You need to move around to the other side of town."
In a follow-up conversation, the...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 10:04 AM
Chef Wilbur G. Cox Jr. spent a day on a boat with a state bureaucrat who wanted him to put more local seafood on his menu. The excursion has prompted Cox to do that — and more.
"My next [tattoo] sleeve is going to be based all on Maryland seafood,"...
| Aug 7, 2011
| 4:44 PM
The sun is just peeking over the treetops as Billy Rice steers his 24-foot boat, Miss Jill, out into the Potomac River.
Six days a week, in all kinds of weather, except lightning and high winds, the Charles County waterman and his helper and wife,...
| Jul 30, 2011
| 12:39 PM
On any summer weekend, thousands of outdoors enthusiasts are drawn to the cooling waters and shaded shores of Big Gunpowder Falls.
Some of them are after nothing more than a leisurely float down the river. Tubing has long been a hot-weather institution...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 3:00 AM
With Baltimore in the midst of Restaurant Week, there are probably many happily dining on rockfish these days, and rightly so. Rockfish (more commonly known as striped bass) represent one of the Chesapeake Bay's most treasured bounties, both a worthy...