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Seafood and Fishing Industry

Court denies bid to reopen menhaden fishery

Court denies bid to reopen menhaden fishery

A Dorchester County judge has denied a watermen's group's bid to reopen Maryland's menhaden fishery, but ordered a trial scheduled next spring on how the Department of Natural Resources has imposed catch limits on the prized bait fish.

Circuit Court Judge David B. Mitchell refused in a hearing in Cambridge Wednesday to issue either a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction against DNR's enforcement of regulations under which it curtailed the catch of menhaden at the end of June.

Burl Lewis and Larry "Boo" Powley, members of the Harvesters Land and Sea Coalition, had filed suit in October contending that DNR...