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Seafood and Fishing Industry

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  • Gansler requests protections for Atlantic menhaden

    Gansler requests protections for Atlantic menhaden
    Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler on Wednesday asked the interstate agency that manages the fishing of Atlantic menhaden to increase protection for the fish, which scientists say is an integral part of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. The Atlantic...
  • Study urges greater protection of Chesapeake Bay's female crabs

    A new scientific study finds that though the Chesapeake Bay's blue crab population is basically healthy, it has yet to recover enough from trouble a few years ago to be considered completely stable. What that means for watermen, the seafood industry...
  • Commission shelves reduction of striped bass harvest in Chesapeake Bay

    — A proposal that could have slashed Maryland's annual striped bass catch by more than 50 percent in 2012 was shelved Tuesday morning by the commission that oversees East Coast fisheries. The 9-6 vote by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries...
  • Commission votes to curb menhaden catch by 37 percent

    Commission votes to curb menhaden catch by 37 percent
    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...
  • Hard 'scraping' brings soft-crab rewards

    Hard 'scraping' brings soft-crab rewards
    It's hard work catching soft crabs, a fickle livelihood in an increasingly precarious part of the world. Starting before sunup, Smith Island waterman Mark Kitching spends hours repeatedly "scraping" the submerged grass beds that grow abundantly around...
  • Crabbers go digital to report their catch

    Crabbers go digital to report their catch
    When Richard Young gets done with a day of crabbing, he often calls the co-owner of his seafood business on his cellphone to let her know he's headed back in. Starting next week, though, the 56-year-old waterman from Dundalk is going to be checking in by...
  • Bel Air says goodbye to Ruby Tuesday and hello to Marlin and Ray's

    The Ruby Tuesday restaurant on Bel Air's Route 1 is closing its doors Saturday, but it will be reborn as a seafood restaurant called Marlin and Ray's. On Saturday, "we will have dinner service and we will close," Eric Arnold, a manager who works at...
  • Albert W. Woodfield Jr., businessman

    Albert W. Woodfield Jr., businessman
    Albert Wilbur Woodfield Jr., former owner of a Rock Hall wholesale seafood company, died Wednesday at his daughter's Centreville home of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 81. The son of a wholesale seafood merchant and a homemaker, Mr....
  • Which Maryland restaurant crab cakes are 'True Blue'?

    Which Maryland restaurant crab cakes are 'True Blue'?
    More than 50 restaurants have signed onto the Maryland's 'True Blue' certification program and marketing campaign. Launched this spring by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the 'True Blue' certification program allows restaurants serving DNR-...
  • Table Talk: In Md. restaurants, diners are finding 'true blue' crab meat

    Table Talk: In Md. restaurants, diners are finding 'true blue' crab meat
    Is that Maryland crab meat in your crab cake, or is it from parts unknown? Some diners can tell the difference between Maryland and imported crab meat with one bite. Some folks don't care much, but diners who do now have a way of finding restaurants...
  • A better way to ensure the bay's bounty

    A better way to ensure the bay's bounty
    More crabs to catch and fewer rules by which to catch 'em. That'd be the Holy Grail for Chesapeake watermen. It's why top crabbers in Maryland, from Havre de Grace to Smith Island, have been traveling monthly, for the past 18 months, to long and...
  • Mo's Seafood decks out Towson dining

    Mo's Seafood decks out Towson dining
    Would you rather be loved or respected? The Mo's group of seafood restaurants and markets gets a lot of the former and not much of the latter. When Anthony Bourdain chose Mo's to represent Baltimore dining on a 2009 "No Reservations" episode, Baltimore...