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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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New offshore Virginia limit on rockfish in effect

(AP) A new limit on striped bass caught in the ocean off Virginia’s coast goes into effect Thursday. Anglers working from the coast to 3 miles out can keep only one rockfish measuring at least 28 inches. The previous limit ...

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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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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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The Daily Record News Quiz: July 4 – July 8

Have you been keeping up with The Daily Record’s news this week? Take our 10-question weekly news quiz in this fun, interactive feature. Leave a comment below and tell us how many questions you got right!

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