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Watermen’s group head: Bay conditions improving

EASTON — The head of the Queen Anne’s County Watermen’s Association says conditions are improving on the Chesapeake, where debris from Tropical Storm Lee has made it difficult to work on the bay. Moochie Gilmer says watermen have been rounding ...

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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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DC’s Ocean Pro seafood dealer fined for illegal rockfish

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors say one of Washington’s largest seafood wholesalers must pay more than a half-million dollar fine for illegal rockfish sales spanning more than a decade. The Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office also announced Monday that the vice president ...

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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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