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Crabs slow in upper bay, early spring catch blamed

Crabbing in the upper Chesapeake Bay has slowed down as the Fourth of July approaches and Maryland officials say good catches this spring may be the reason.

Tags: Martin O'Malley , Chesapeake Bay ,

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 02:20am 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: crabbers , Maryland Department of Natural Resources , crab pots , turtles

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

Cold kills off 31 percent of bay's crabs, but population is coming back

Despite the 31 percent of crabs killed off by the cold, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says the adult crab population is up and at its second highest level since 1997.

Tags: Virginia Marine Resources Commission , crab bowl , Chesapeake Bay , Michelle Basch , Colleen Kelleher

Tuesday - 04/19/2011, 12:38pm EDT

'Crabs for Christmas' still tops holiday playlists in Baltimore

When David DeBoy set out to write a song 29 years ago, he had no idea it would become a Baltimore tradition.

Tags: David DeBoy , Crabs for Christmas

Friday - 12/10/2010, 02:00am EST

A fresh use for classic Old Bay crab cake recipe

Crab cake lovers, Maryland was the place to go for recipe changes. But the old standby recipe is still as good as ever.

Tags: Old Bay , McCormick

Monday - 12/06/2010, 12:16pm EST

Md. may temporarily lift ban on female crab harvest

The state may lift the ban on harvesting female crabs from Sept. 26 to Oct. 4 this year. The decision will be made by the secretary of Maryland's Department of Natural Resources and may come within the next few weeks.

Tags: Maryland Department of Natural Resources , Chesapeake Bay , Maryland Watermen's Association , Larry Simns , Eric Johnson , Tom Miller

Monday - 07/19/2010, 08:59am EDT

Prices up at crabhouses

Look for fewer crabs from Texas and Louisiana on all-you-can-eat crab menus and more from Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina.

Tags: oil spill , Buddy's Crabs & Ribs , Michelle Basch , Colleen Kelleher , Chesapeake Bay

Friday - 05/21/2010, 01:48pm EDT

Bay island beckons students

Middletown students learned how what they do in Frederick County affects life 250 miles away.

Tags: Middletown , Chesapeake Bay , Crisfield , Great Fox Island , environmental education

Wednesday - 05/05/2010, 12:50pm EDT

O'Malley: Anacostia River will go on 'trash diet'

The Anacostia River will go on a "trash diet," becoming the first river on the East Coast and only the second in the nation where the total amount of trash will be limited every day, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said on WTOP's Ask the Governor Monday.

Tags: Anacostia Watershed , Anacostia River , Martin O'Malley , Army Corps of Engineers , Ask the Governor , Colleen Kelleher

Monday - 04/19/2010, 12:44pm EDT

Nothing to get crabby about -- bay's crab population increases

Chesapeake Bay's blue crab population increased 60 percent in a year and is at its highest level since 1997, the governors of Maryland and Virginia say.

Tags: blue crabs , Chesapeake Bay , Martin O'Malley , Bob McDonnell , Maryland Department of Natural Resources , DNR , Grasonville , Virginia Institute of Marine Science , VIMS , Rom Lipcius , Potomac River Fisheries Commission , John Griffin , Doug Domenech , crabbing , watermen , Colleen Kelleher

Wednesday - 04/14/2010, 06:24am EDT