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John Griffin
Man-O-War shoal center of controversy again
Man-O-War shoal center of controversy again

There aren't many people who think that nibbling away at one of the largest underwater pile of oyster shells left in the Chesapeake Bay is a good idea right now. Not upper bay recreational anglers, who love how Man-O-War shoal acts as a magnet for white perch, croaker and spot. Not watermen, who say they will lose a valuable harvest area to projects that will benefit oyster sanctuaries and habitat restoration, not them. Not the brass at the Department of Natural Resources, who believe it may be the wrong time and the wrong place for a fight. Yet, because of the meddling of ham-fisted state lawmakers who think they know better, DNR must decide how to press ahead on a permit...