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Smaller low-oxygen levels predicted for Chesapeake

WASHINGTON — Researchers say low oxygen levels should affect smaller-than-average areas of the Chesapeake Bay this year. Scientists said Tuesday that they are expecting smaller-than-average hypoxic levels this year, meaning a smaller-than-average “dead zone” in the nation’s largest estuary. Hypoxic ...

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Waterman cleared of illegal clamming due to lack of notice

There was nothing fishy about a waterman digging for clams in a protected zone of the Chesapeake Bay because the state natural resources department failed to publish the area’s specific boundaries, Maryland’s top court has held.

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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 increases fall female crab bushel limit

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland watermen will be able to catch more female crabs this fall. The Department of Natural Resources announced the change Thursday, saying fisheries managers determined the increase won’t negatively impact the population, which is rebounding after a sharp ...

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