| Aug 25, 2011
| 2:50 PM
Jayne Miller, WBAL-TV's investigative reporter, delights in exploring environments foreign to her. An ardent traveler, she has been dazzled by the likes of East Africa, Turkey and the wild Western United States.
But asked to cite her favorite travel...
| Aug 25, 2011
1. Island Beach State Park With its remote white sandy shores, the park has some of the few remaining undeveloped barrier beaches on the North Atlantic coastline. The park is home to rarely seen maritime plants, wildlife and ecosystems. Go to...
| Jun 21, 2011
Without Phillips as the original Light Street Pavilion anchor, would Harborplace have been so successful? I don't think it would have. Phillips was the essential ingredient in the Harborplace stew, and even as local diners increasingly stayed away, the...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 10:01 AM
— The dock built to hold water-filled tanks of baby oysters stands empty. The new marina for landing fully grown bivalves is being used for now by some crabbers.
Encouraged by a new state policy to boost private oyster farming, Jay Robinson and...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 3:00 AM
It is difficult not to be moved by the plight of the red knot, the small shorebird that migrates 9,300 miles annually from South America all the way to the Canadian Arctic, one of the longest such journeys of any bird on the planet. Their numbers have...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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 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,...