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Cold weather keeps crabs at bottom of Chesapeake

ANNAPOLIS — For months, there’s been a countdown on the Maryland Seafood website, ticking down the months, days, hours, minutes and even seconds to the most anticipated seafood season of the year: crabbing season. Monday marks the start of crabbing ...

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Md. led nation in 2011 crab catch

Maryland’s crab harvest last year led the nation. That’s according to figures released Wednesday by the National Marine Fisheries Service. Nearly 200 million pounds of blue crabs were landed nationwide last year, with Maryland accounting for more than 25 percent ...

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Scientists: Storm damage to Chesapeake Bay not bad

HAMPTON, Va. — It’s rare good news for the Chesapeake Bay. Scientists say the huge sediment plume that formed in the bay after Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee did not cause the widespread damage they had feared. The plume ...

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