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A new role for nonprofits saving the bay

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police Officer Steven Hunter looks through some binoculars in 2012, just south of Annapolis. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record).

While conservation groups typically stick to advocating for policy and regulatory changes, a few Maryland organizations recently found themselves playing an unusual role in helping investigators solve the biggest illegal poaching case on the Chesapeake Bay in 25 years. Earlier ...

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No rockfish poaching incidents reported

ANNAPOLIS — Last year, the Maryland Natural Resources Police had to shut down rockfish season a month early because of serious poaching incidents, but this year, officers have, so far, encountered no illegal activity. Officers say the lack of poaching ...

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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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Maryland poaching bills are competing

ANNAPOLIS — A bevy of poaching bills are making their way through the House of Delegates and Senate, highlighting divisions among lawmakers who are trying to address poaching problems in different ways. While some of the bills were already 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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