| Jun 4, 2013
| 4:33 PM
It's been a busy but ultimately disappointing spring for the crew that runs the big fish lift at Conowingo Dam.
Since the beginning of April, the aquatic elevator near Darlington has hoisted more than a million finny creatures up the 94-foot wall...
| May 22, 2013
| 7:20 AM
Conservationists are decrying a move by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to loosen what critics say is already a lax restriction on shark finning, the controversial practice of slicing the fins off and discarding the body at sea.
| May 22, 2013
| 8:35 AM
Eric Schwaab, a native Baltimorean who's spent the last three years in the federal government overseeing fisheries and coastal conservation efforts, is returning home to take a new post at the National Aquarium.
Schwaab, 52, currently an acting...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 4:01 PM
Six businesses licensed to sell alcohol in Harford County sold to an underage person during a compliance test last week.
Open Door Cafe in Bel Air, Madonna Seafood Restaurant, Beards Hill Plaza Liquors in Aberdeen, Carsin's Grill, Pat's Pizzeria –...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 5:47 PM
The number of young striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay fell to a record low this year, a drastic decline from a near-record high the year before, state officials reported Tuesday.
State biologists checking Maryland's part of the bay found the fewest...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 12:16 PM
Kaitlin Zembower had gone deer hunting with her father Jerry countless times over the years near their Frostburg home, but the experience they shared during last year's annual Maryland black bear hunt was much different.
Though Jerry Zembower had seen...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 6:21 PM
April 1 is the official start to the blue crab harvest in Maryland. But don't reach for your mallet just yet.
"It's not time for crabs," said Jessica Borowski, a manager at Midtown BBQ and Brew. "It's too cold out."
The crabs seem to agree. The...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Lawrence W. "Larry" Simns Sr., a fourth-generation waterman and longtime advocate for the Chesapeake Bay and those who make their living from its waters, died Thursday of bone cancer at his Rock Hall home. He was 75.
"Larry stood sentry for the...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Michael Mina's name is familiar to Baltimore restaurant-goers from the suite of restaurants he developed for the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore - Wit & Wisdom, Pabu and Lamill Coffee.
But Mina's base of operations is in San Francisco, and the Michelin-...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 6:12 PM
Hurricane (now Tropical Storm) Sandy has forced the cancellation of a public hearing Tuesday on a controversial proposal to curtail the coastwide catch of Atlantic menhaden.
Fisheries officials decided Monday that predicted storm condtions precluded...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 11:25 AM
At a historic meeting in Baltimore recently, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), the fisheries management body representing 15 states along the Eastern Seaboard, resolved to cap the harvest of menhaden at 20 percent less than the...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 4:07 PM
If you were choosing an official Maryland sandwich based on popularity, there'd be no contest. The crab cake would beat the soft-shell crab sandwich every time.
So, if the General Assembly enacts a bill this session that makes the soft-shell crab...