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Call it poaching or theft, Maryland oysters are being stolen

ANNAPOLIS — The fruit of a third of the work done by state agencies, organizations and fisheries to restore the oyster population in the Chesapeake Bay is being stolen through illegal harvesting, according to biologists who research oyster beds in ...

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Md. authorities charge 6 men with taking oysters

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Natural Resources police have charged six men with removing oysters from an oyster sanctuary in the Corsica River. The men, ranging in age from 18 to 29, were charged Thursday. Two of the men have also been ...

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Bay signs are encouraging, but improvement is slow

RICHMOND, Va. — The Chesapeake Bay is showing encouraging signs of improvement but remains afflicted with dead zones, fish kills and pollution, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation said Tuesday in its State of the Bay Report. The report notes improvements since ...

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Despite cost, some of city’s best restaurants now buying local oysters

When John Shields returned from the West Coast 12 years ago to open Gertrude’s, he wanted to feature fresh coastal food cooked with local ingredients in the Baltimore restaurant. He bought Chesapeake Bay crabmeat, vegetables from the city farmer’s markets ...

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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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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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