| Jul 5, 2012
| 2:05 PM
Richard N. Novotny Sr., former executive director of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association who also lobbied on behalf of state recreational fishermen, died Sunday of kidney failure at Ivy Hall Geriatric & Rehabilitation Center in Middle River....
| Jan 26, 2012
| 6:26 AM
The last time a Republican candidate for president defeated an incumbent Democrat running for reelection, the primary returns were a lopsided affair. Ronald Reagan won convincingly in New Hampshire and South Carolina (after George H.W. Bush took Iowa) and...
| May 11, 2011
| 11:07 AM
The trick to serving up good crabs is consistency, “consistency of product and consistency of service,” says Richard Anderson, owner of The Seafood Stop in Fallston, a family-owned and run seafood market and carryout. That standard has been...
| Jan 28, 2012
| 12:40 PM
The Maryland chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association is calling on the state to more efficiently manage the costs of commercial fisheries.
Under the current structure, only 20 percent of the cost for managing the activities of commercial...
| May 12, 2011
| 10:29 AM
Your editorial "A sour oyster stew" (May 11) on the oyster poaching problem justifies the legislature's recent passage of bills to increase the authority of the Natural Resources Police.
One proposed enforcement solution is to install GPS tracking...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 3:13 PM
The federal government declared Tuesday that it's formally listing most Atlantic sturgeon along the East Coast — including in the Chesapeake Bay — as endangered, providing new legal protection for the big, prehistoric-looking fish believed...
| May 14, 2011
| 3:00 PM
The folks who decide how we gather and protect the Chesapeake Bay's bounty may need to borrow Capt. Jack Sparrow's wacky compass to keep their bearings.
Clearly, the headline-grabbing activities of poachers last year and this year have presented the...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 1:43 PM
The controversial and popular Tiki Barge may have a sister barge this Spring.
The people behind the Tiki Barge - including Harborview developer and liquor license holder Richard Swirnow and general manager Bud Craven - asked the Baltimore Liquor Board...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 1:07 PM
— "Sturgie" is biding his time, waiting to be introduced to the right female.
Caught off Hooper's Island five years ago, the hulking six-foot Atlantic sturgeon passes his days lolling about in a large tank at the University of Maryland's Horn Point...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 6:47 PM
— A mesh net tips onto the stern of the work boat "Mydra Ann," and out tumbles a community of crabs: fist-size blues with claws raised in attack mode, tan adolescents trying to scuttle for cover and translucent babies no bigger than a thumbnail....
| Feb 14, 2012
| 1:40 AM
Fewer oysters died from shellfish diseases in Maryland waters last year than at any time in more than 25 years, state officials report, despite late-summer storms that wiped out bivalves in some upper Chesapeake Bay spots.
A fall survey of oyster bars ...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 5:30 PM
Officers have returned to the scene of the crime, where last year they pulled up miles of illegal nets filled with 12.6 tons of striped bass from the frigid waters off Kent Island.
This year they are armed with new weapons: side-scan sonar to detect...