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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 , oysters , Maryland Department of Natural Resources , Oyster harvest , Aquaculture Development Plan , Martin O'Malley

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

Smith Island restoration projects await funds

A $17.5 million Smith Island environmental restoration project has been approved but not yet fully funded.

Tags: Smith Island , crabbing , Chesapeake Bay , Martin Wildlife Refuge , Army Corps of Engineers

Tuesday - 04/20/2010, 06:41am EDT

Bay beckons Smith Island's unique community

Erosion and rising sea levels in the Chesapeake threaten Smith Island's existence.

Tags: Smith Island , crabbing , erosion , Chesapeake Bay , rising sea levels , Raghu Murtugudde

Monday - 04/19/2010, 02:00am 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: crabs , 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 , Colleen Kelleher

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