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100K menhaden on beaches may have been dumped

The Maryland Department of the Environment now estimates that 100,000 dead menhaden have washed up on Maryland and Delaware beaches.

Tags: Dawn Stoltzfus , Maryland Department of the Environment , menhaden

Monday - 06/06/2011, 04:51pm EDT

Vendor of diseased trout had proper documentation

A Maryland fisheries official says a vendor who supplied trout infected with whirling disease had filed the proper paperwork.

Tags: Charlie Gougeon , Maryland Fisheries Services , trout , whirling disease

Friday - 05/20/2011, 12:31pm EDT

Crabbers asked to install turtle excluders on pots

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says it receives reports every year of diamondback terrapins that are trapped and drown in crab pots lacking an escape hatch known as a Turtle Excluder Device.

Tags: crabs , crabbers , crab pots , turtles

Saturday - 05/14/2011, 08:03am EDT

Frankenfish expand 'phenomenally more than we expected'

Destructive northern snakehead fish are expanding beyond the Potomac River. Incentives are being offered to anglers who catch them.

Tags: snakehead , Chesapeake Bay , John Odenkirk , Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries , Frankenfish , Andrew Mollenbeck

Friday - 05/06/2011, 12:32am EDT

Snakehead fish may be spreading to new territory

A northern snakehead has been caught in the Potomac River above Great Falls for the first time, raising concern that the predator fish is spreading to new territory.

Tags: snakehead , Frankenfish , Tom O'Connell

Sunday - 05/01/2011, 03:20pm EDT

Happy Easter! Here's how to achieve stink bug relief

I was recently contacted by a gentleman from Delaware who was sick of these alien pests invading his home in the fall, so he constructed a trap that intercepts them as they swarm outside.

Tags: Mike McGrath , stink bugs , Ocean Pines Community Home Show , Garden Plot , cicada killer

Friday - 04/22/2011, 12:51pm EDT

Otter control: Md. community on lookout for aggressive animal

Residents of one Maryland neighborhood are passing around the warning of what appears to be an erratic otter.

Tags: otter , Vera Kane , Cockey Creek

Monday - 04/25/2011, 05:59pm EDT

Deer mating season means greater risk of highway crashes

There are deer in the woods, and now is the time of year when Frederick County drivers should worry most about hitting them.

Tags: deer , Bob Beyer , Rich Doney , AAA Mid-Atlantic

Sunday - 11/07/2010, 11:39am EST

Watermen afraid new oyster rules will hurt their harvest

The state Department of Natural Resources estimated that watermen's harvest will decrease by about 10 percent, a drop that will have a tremendous effect on their income.

Tags: J.R. Gross , watermen , oysters , Oyster harvest , Aquaculture Development Plan , Martin O'Malley

Friday - 11/05/2010, 02:00am EDT

What's being done to control the deer population?

Hitting a deer with your car isn't just bad for the animal, those wrecks cause an average of $3,000, and every year about 200 people are killed in those crashes, making deer population control a major issue.

Tags: deer , hunting , Population control

Saturday - 10/23/2010, 12:16pm EDT
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