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Watermen put down tongs as oyster prices drop

DEAL ISLAND — Watermen who are upset about a drop in oyster prices have staged a strike in the hopes that buyers who must fill upcoming Thanksgiving orders will relent. The buyers had been paying as much as $42 per ...

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Mentors helping farmers switch to grazing

ANNAPOLIS — As a restoration scientist for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Rob Schnabel shuttles around Western Maryland in his hybrid car persuading farmers to switch to grazing — which he said is healthier, eco-friendly and more profitable than confinement farming, ...

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Va. opens more of bay to oyster harvesting

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia has opened more Chesapeake Bay waters to oyster harvesting this month, anticipating greater demand for the bay’s meager oyster stocks because of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The Virginia Marine Resources Commission historically has opened ...

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Week in Review: Md., D.C. on target with bay (access required)

Maryland and Washington, D.C., are on pace to meet goals required to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, the federal Environmental Protection Agency says. Five states in the bay watershed have plans that are seriously deficient, however: Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, ...

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Md., D.C. on target for bay cleanup goals

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland and Washington are on target to meet “pollution diet” goals required to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday — but the other five states in the bay watershed have plans that ...

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