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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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Rockfish spawning index looks healthy

The 2014 juvenile index, which measures striped bass spawning success in the Chesapeake Bay, posted a healthy figure of 11.0, nearly equal to the 61-year average of 11.7, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced. “These findings reinforce that, although ...

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