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The Daily Record News Quiz: Sept. 19 – 23

Have you been keeping up with The Daily Record’s news this week? Take our 10-question weekly news quiz in this fun, interactive feature. Leave a comment below and tell us how many questions you got right!

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Maryland’s oyster history: A tale of pirates, poachers

For a long period of Maryland’s history, the greatest threat to the survival of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay did not come from parasite-spread diseases dermo and MSX. It came, instead, from armed bands of oyster poachers and pirates looking ...

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Maryland aquaculturists preparing oysters

Rich Pelz, owner of Circle "C" Oyster Ranch in Dameron, and Jon Farrington, the owner of Jonny Oyster Seed in St. Leonard make their living growing oysters and selling supplies to hobbyists. Maryland lags behind Virginia, however, in the aquaculture regulatory framework. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz and Ben Mook)

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Maryland promotes aquaculture to boost oyster numbers

CRISFIELD — Harvesting oysters from the Chesapeake Bay could become as simple as pulling up a cage from a local waterway under a new push by the state of Maryland to develop aquaculture ventures. “We’ve had some fairly strong interest ...

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Aquaculture approvals speeded up

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources have jointly agreed on a streamlined procedure for processing applications for new oyster and other shellfish aquaculture activities in Maryland waters, including the Chesapeake Bay ...

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Mikulski, Cardin frustrated over oyster farm approvals

WASHINGTON — Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin say it is taking too long to approve oyster aquaculture projects in the state. Mikulski and Cardin wrote to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration last week to express their frustration over the ...

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