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Warming hurting shellfish industry in Md., East Coast

A friend's basket of clams sit in the water as Mike Suprin, of Rollinsford, N.H., calls it a day after filling his basket with softshell clams at Cape Porpoise in Kennebunkport, Maine. A new study concludes that valuable species of shellfish, including softshell clams, have become harder to find on the East Coast because of degraded habitats caused by a warming environment. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Valuable species of shellfish have become harder to find on the East Coast because of degraded habitat caused by a warming environment, according to a pair of scientists that sought to find out whether environmental factors or overfishing was the ...

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MDE shuts down shellfish from Dorchester waters

(AP) State environmental officials have closed parts of some waterways in Dorchester County to shellfish harvesting after unacceptable bacteria levels were detected. The Maryland Department of the Environment said Thursday that the Hurst Creek and Whitehall Creek areas and a ...

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Spring rains killed oysters in upper Chesapeake

Heavy rains this spring, not this September, killed most of the oysters in the upper Chesapeake Bay. That’s according to preliminary findings from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ annual fall oyster survey. Michael Naylor, director of the department’s shellfish ...

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Aquaculture approvals speeded up

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources have jointly agreed on a streamlined procedure for processing applications for new oyster and other shellfish aquaculture activities in Maryland waters, including the Chesapeake Bay ...

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