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South Maryland News
State buys Hallowing Point trailer parkThe Hallowing Point Mobile Home Park has made headlines often over the past two
State buys Hallowing Point trailer park
South Maryland News / Posted 3 days ago
The Hallowing Point Mobile Home Park has made headlines often over the past two years, and in a Wednesday meeting, the Maryland Board of Public Works approved the state natural resources department’s acquisition of the park, leaving the current owner... Read more
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Washington Post
Maryland oyster farmers seek quicker approval processMaryland’s fledgling oyster farming industry is seeing its growth hampered by g
Maryland oyster farmers seek quicker approval process
Washington Post / Posted 4 days ago
Maryland’s fledgling oyster farming industry is seeing its growth hampered by government red tape and permitting delays, several aquaculture business owners told state and federal officials Tuesday. At a session organized by Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Zebra mussels found in Gunpowder, Middle riversPossibly aided by June's record wet weather, invasive zebra mussels have found
Zebra mussels found in Gunpowder, Middle rivers
Baltimore Sun / Posted 4 days ago
Possibly aided by June's record wet weather, invasive zebra mussels have found their way down the Chesapeake Bay as far as Middle River, not far from Baltimore. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced Wednesday that it had confirmed... Read more
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South Maryland News
State’s waters need fewer snakeheads, large or smallSince the first snakehead in Maryland was discovered in a pond in Crofton in 20
State’s waters need fewer snakeheads, large or small
South Maryland News / Posted 5 days ago
Since the first snakehead in Maryland was discovered in a pond in Crofton in 2002, the non-native species has received much publicity. The fish was in the news recently when a local fisherman killed one with a bow and arrow in Mattawoman Creek, a... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Oyster farmers seek quicker approval processMaryland's fledgling oyster farming industry is seeing its growth hampered by g
Oyster farmers seek quicker approval process
Baltimore Sun / Posted 5 days ago
Maryland's fledgling oyster farming industry is seeing its growth hampered by government red tape and permitting delays, several aquaculture business owners told state and federal officials Tuesday. At a session organized by U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin,... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Maryland lottery for black-bear hunting permits is openThe Maryland Department of Natural Resources is accepting applications for this
Maryland lottery for black-bear hunting permits is open
Baltimore Sun / Posted 7 days ago
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is accepting applications for this year's lottery for black-bear hunting permits. Successful applicants will receive a permit valid for the four-day black bear hunting season Oct. 26-29 in Garrett and... Read more
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South Maryland News
Fisherman catches state-record snakehead fish in MattawomanFisherman Todd Murphy of Marbury made what some might call a surprise catch on
Fisherman catches state-record snakehead fish in Mattawoman
South Maryland News / Posted 9 days ago
Fisherman Todd Murphy of Marbury made what some might call a surprise catch on a routine Saturday morning. While in his boat on Mattawoman Creek near his home between 2 and 2:30 a.m. Aug. 8, Murphy caught a Northern snakehead fish with a bow and... Read more
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South Maryland News
Proposed power plant in Brandywine gets union supportAbout 200 people came out on Monday to the Maryland Public Service Commission h
Proposed power plant in Brandywine gets union support
South Maryland News / Posted 10 days ago
About 200 people came out on Monday to the Maryland Public Service Commission hearing on air quality for a proposed natural gas-fueled power plant owned by Mattawoman Energy LLC. The hearing was held at the Brandywine Volunteer Fire... Read more
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The Evening Sun
Outdoors: Elk license drawing creates a scene, big moneyA random drawing to assign 116 elk licenses was held Sunday at the Pennsylvania
Outdoors: Elk license drawing creates a scene, big money
The Evening Sun / Posted 11 days ago
A random drawing to assign 116 elk licenses was held Sunday at the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Elk Expo at the Elk County Visitor Center in the village of Benezette. The Pennsylvania Game Commission estimated the crowd at "tens of... Read more
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York Daily Record
Outdoors: Elk license drawing creates a scene, big moneyA random drawing to assign 116 elk licenses was held Sunday at the Pennsylvania
Outdoors: Elk license drawing creates a scene, big money
York Daily Record / Posted 11 days ago
A random drawing to assign 116 elk licenses was held Sunday at the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Elk Expo at the Elk County Visitor Center in the village of Benezette. The Pennsylvania Game Commission estimated the crowd at "tens of... Read more
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South Maryland News
Donations sought to add flags to African American MonumentThe African American Monument has stood just a short distance away from one of
Donations sought to add flags to African American Monument
South Maryland News / Posted 12 days ago
The African American Monument has stood just a short distance away from one of St. Mary’s County’s busiest intersections for more than a decade. It is located in Elmer Brown Freedom Park at the corner of Route 235 and Tulagi Place in Lexington... Read more
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South Maryland News
Neighborhood association forms wildlife committeeA volunteer committee of Dorchester residents has been formed to advise its nei
Neighborhood association forms wildlife committee
South Maryland News / Posted 12 days ago
A volunteer committee of Dorchester residents has been formed to advise its neighborhood association on wildlife issues following the July 2 euthanization of 100 Canada geese. Chad Muntz, member of the Dorchester Neighborhood Association Board of... Read more
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South Maryland News
Dominion aids in bay artificial reef enhancementFriday afternoon, a bulldozer plopped broken pieces of concrete off a barge int
Dominion aids in bay artificial reef enhancement
South Maryland News / Posted 12 days ago
Friday afternoon, a bulldozer plopped broken pieces of concrete off a barge into the Chesapeake Bay to serve a dual purpose: to contribute to an existing artificial reef and the implementation of a plan for Dominion Cove Point to use materials... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Maryland firefighters return to Harford ranger station after battling blazes in CaliforniaTwenty Maryland wildland firefighters were greeted by the state's natural resou
Maryland firefighters return to Harford ranger station after battling blazes in California
Baltimore Sun / Posted 12 days ago
Twenty Maryland wildland firefighters were greeted by the state's natural resources secretary at the Madonna Ranger Station near Jarrettsville Tuesday morning, as they turned in their gear following two weeks of fighting wildfires in Northern... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
The culprit behind the war on watermenThe Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has been accused of waging a
The culprit behind the war on watermen
Baltimore Sun / Posted 13 days ago
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has been accused of waging a "war on watermen," and watermen are fighting back, seeking changes in the way the bay's fisheries are being managed. They say their livelihoods are being undermined and... Read more
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South Maryland News
Fisherman catches state-record snakehead fish in MattawomanFisherman Todd Murphy of Marbury made what some might call a surprise catch on
Fisherman catches state-record snakehead fish in Mattawoman
South Maryland News / Posted 13 days ago
Fisherman Todd Murphy of Marbury made what some might call a surprise catch on a routine Saturday morning. While in his boat on Mattawoman Creek near his home between 2 and 2:30 a.m. Aug. 8, Murphy caught a Northern snakehead fish with a bow and... Read more
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The Martinsburg Journal
Advocate still fighting for Paw Paw Bends trailRepresentatives of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, State Park Ser
Advocate still fighting for Paw Paw Bends trail
The Martinsburg Journal / Posted 14 days ago
Representatives of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, State Park Service, State Highway Administration and General Services will be there as well as a representative of the National Park Service, according to Steve Carr, the land trails... Read more
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South Maryland News
State’s waters need fewer snakeheadsSince the first snakehead in Maryland was discovered in a pond in Crofton in 20
State’s waters need fewer snakeheads
South Maryland News / Posted 17 days ago
Since the first snakehead in Maryland was discovered in a pond in Crofton in 2002, the non-native species has received much publicity. The fish was in the news again this week when a local fisherman killed one with a bow and arrow over the weekend in... Read more
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South Maryland News
Fisherman catches record snakehead in MattawomanFisherman Todd Murphy of Marbury made what some might call a surprise catch on
Fisherman catches record snakehead in Mattawoman
South Maryland News / Posted 17 days ago
Fisherman Todd Murphy of Marbury made what some might call a surprise catch on a routine Saturday morning. While in his boat on Mattawoman Creek near his home between 2 and 2:30 a.m. Aug. 8, Murphy caught a Northern snakehead fish with a bow and... Read more
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South Maryland News
Fisherman catches state-record snakehead fish in Charles CountyFisherman Todd Murphy of Marbury made what some might call a surprise catch on
Fisherman catches state-record snakehead fish in Charles County
South Maryland News / Posted 17 days ago
Fisherman Todd Murphy of Marbury made what some might call a surprise catch on a routine Saturday morning. While in his boat on Mattawoman Creek near his home between 2 and 2:30 a.m. Aug. 8, Murphy caught a Northern snakehead fish with a bow and... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Conowingo Dam fish-lift overhaul urged to restore Susquehanna's shad, eelsFederal wildlife officials are calling for Exelon Corp. to overhaul its fish li
Conowingo Dam fish-lift overhaul urged to restore Susquehanna's shad, eels
Baltimore Sun / Posted 18 days ago
Federal wildlife officials are calling for Exelon Corp. to overhaul its fish lifts at Conowingo Dam, arguing it's the only way to revive the Susquehanna River's depleted stocks of the iconic American shad, eels and other once important fish. The... Read more
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South Maryland News
Fisherman catches state-record snakehead fish in Charles CountyFisherman Todd Murphy of Marbury made what some might call a surprise catch on
Fisherman catches state-record snakehead fish in Charles County
South Maryland News / Posted 18 days ago
Fisherman Todd Murphy of Marbury made what some might call a surprise catch on a routine Saturday morning. While in his boat on Mattawoman Creek near his home between 2 and 2:30 a.m. Aug. 8, Murphy caught a Northern snakehead fish with a bow and... Read more
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Washington Post
Record-setting snakehead is caught in Md.Todd Murphy with his record-setting catch (Maryland Department of Natural Resou
Record-setting snakehead is caught in Md.
Washington Post / Posted 19 days ago
Todd Murphy with his record-setting catch (Maryland Department of Natural Resources) As the unwanted snakehead species expands its reach this summer into Maryland waters, one angler struck back — at least against one very large snakehead. It’s the... Read more
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FOX 5 Washington D.C.
BIG CATCH: Md. man catches record snakehead fish in Potomac RiverA Maryland man has officially set the state record for catching the largest sna
BIG CATCH: Md. man catches record snakehead fish in Potomac River
FOX 5 Washington D.C. / Posted 19 days ago
A Maryland man has officially set the state record for catching the largest snakehead fish in the Potomac River this past weekend. Todd Murphy nabbed the record 17.47-pound northern snakehead in Mattawoman Creek last Friday by bowfishing. The... Read more
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CBS Baltimore
Officials: Number Of Fatal Boat Accidents Increase In StateBALTIMORE (AP) — Officials in Maryland say there has been an increase in the nu
Officials: Number Of Fatal Boat Accidents Increase In State
CBS Baltimore / Posted 19 days ago
BALTIMORE (AP) — Officials in Maryland say there has been an increase in the number of fatal boat accidents in the state waters this year. The Baltimore Sun reports that Maryland Department of Natural Resources police spokeswoman Candy Thomson says... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
Number of Fatal Boat Accidents Increase in StateBALTIMORE (AP)- Officials in Maryland say there has been an increase in the num
Number of Fatal Boat Accidents Increase in State
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 19 days ago
BALTIMORE (AP)- Officials in Maryland say there has been an increase in the number of fatal boat accidents in the state waters this year. Maryland Department of Natural Resources police spokeswoman Candy Thomson says 17 people have been killed in... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Caution urged amid increased boating fatalitiesThe Maryland Department of Natural Resources is urging boaters to exercise heig
Caution urged amid increased boating fatalities
Baltimore Sun / Posted 20 days ago
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is urging boaters to exercise heightened caution amid an increase in the number of fatal accidents in state waters this year. Seventeen people have been killed in boat accidents this year, according to... Read more
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Bay Weekly
Remembering the Levin J. MarvelMuch has changed in the maritime world in the 60 years since the sinking of the
Remembering the Levin J. Marvel
Bay Weekly / Posted 20 days ago
Much has changed in the maritime world in the 60 years since the sinking of the Levin J. Marvel topped the Chesapeake’s disaster charts. The key to maritime safety hasn’t changed — aboard the Levin J. Marvel in 1955 or the recreational craft we use... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
Md. Officials: First West Nile Virus-Positive Mosquito Pool in 2015 ConfirmedOn August 5, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene confirmed the
Md. Officials: First West Nile Virus-Positive Mosquito Pool in 2015 Confirmed
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 20 days ago
On August 5, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene confirmed the presence of WNV in mosquitoes collected by MDA personnel in the City of Bowie (Prince George’s County). ULV spraying to control adult mosquitoes in that section of Bowie... Read more
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CBS Baltimore
Engineers Continuing To Assess Damage To Historic Park TowerBOONSBORO, Md. (AP) — Engineers with the Maryland Department of Natural Resourc
Engineers Continuing To Assess Damage To Historic Park Tower
CBS Baltimore / Posted 21 days ago
BOONSBORO, Md. (AP) — Engineers with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources are continuing to assess the damage to a 188-year-old stone monument in Washington County, after it was struck by lightning in June. The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Engineers assessing 188-old monument struck by lightningBOONSBORO, Md. (AP) — Engineers with the Maryland Department of Natural Resourc
Engineers assessing 188-old monument struck by lightning
Baltimore Sun / Posted 21 days ago
BOONSBORO, Md. (AP) — Engineers with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources are continuing to assess the damage to a 188-year-old stone monument in Washington County, after it was struck by lightning in June. The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown... Read more
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Washington Post
Prince George’s man missing after Chesapeake Bay boating accidentAuthorities were searching for a Prince George’s County man who was missing aft
Prince George’s man missing after Chesapeake Bay boating accident
Washington Post / Posted 21 days ago
Authorities were searching for a Prince George’s County man who was missing after the boat he was on sank in the Chesapeake Bay on Sunday afternoon. Candy Thomson, a spokeswoman for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, said a 17-foot boat... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
Harris Creek Oyster Restoration Project Nears CompletionWASHINGTON – The first stage of the largest ever oyster recovery effort in the
Harris Creek Oyster Restoration Project Nears Completion
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 23 days ago
WASHINGTON – The first stage of the largest ever oyster recovery effort in the Chesapeake Bay will be completed in the upcoming weeks, Senator Barbara Mikulski announced Friday. Harris Creek is the first of five Chesapeake Bay tributaries in... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Health officials look for woman who handled rabid raccoon in ArnoldAnne Arundel County health officials are looking for a woman who handled a rabi
Health officials look for woman who handled rabid raccoon in Arnold
Baltimore Sun / Posted 23 days ago
Anne Arundel County health officials are looking for a woman who handled a rabid raccoon this week in Arnold. The county Department of Health put out a notice Friday morning requesting help in locating the woman who brought the raccoon Wednesday to... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
Projects Planned to Reduce Energy Consumption at Sandy Point State ParkANNAPOLIS, Md. – One of Maryland’s most popular tourist destinations on the Che
Projects Planned to Reduce Energy Consumption at Sandy Point State Park
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 24 days ago
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – One of Maryland’s most popular tourist destinations on the Chesapeake Bay is on its way to becoming one of the most energy efficient. Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis is getting a series of upgrades and additions that are... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Young osprey averts close call on Bay BridgeMaybe it was trying to play a game of chicken, but a young osprey wandering on
Young osprey averts close call on Bay Bridge
Baltimore Sun / Posted 24 days ago
Maybe it was trying to play a game of chicken, but a young osprey wandering on the Bay Bridge Thursday morning was in a perilous situation. Peter Bendel, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources' southern region wildlife response manager, said... Read more
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The Evening Sun
Outdoors: Snakeheads on the move in MarylandSnakehead is a word the officials of the Maryland Department of Natural Resourc
Outdoors: Snakeheads on the move in Maryland
The Evening Sun / Posted 25 days ago
Snakehead is a word the officials of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources hate to hear. But, recently the species of invasive fish is believed to have spread to the C&O Canal and perhaps the Upper Potomac River. Anglers reported catching two... Read more
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York Daily Record
Outdoors: Snakeheads on the move in MarylandSnakehead is a word the officials of the Maryland Department of Natural Resourc
Outdoors: Snakeheads on the move in Maryland
York Daily Record / Posted 25 days ago
Snakehead is a word the officials of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources hate to hear. But, recently the species of invasive fish is believed to have spread to the C&O Canal and perhaps the Upper Potomac River. Anglers reported catching two... Read more
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Washington Post
Invasive fish expands territory: ‘This is just absolutely something we didn’t want to happen.’A northern snakehead fish swims in a tank at the Academy of Natural Sciences in
Invasive fish expands territory: ‘This is just absolutely something we didn’t want to happen.’
Washington Post / Posted 25 days ago
A northern snakehead fish swims in a tank at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. (William Thomas Cain/Getty Images) A decade or so ago, there were no snakehead fish in the Washington region. Now, there are more than 20,000 in the... Read more
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South Maryland News
What it was, was bowfishingAn article in the July 31 Enterprise reminds me of a recent incident. Please do
What it was, was bowfishing
South Maryland News / Posted 26 days ago
An article in the July 31 Enterprise reminds me of a recent incident. Please do not associate me in any way with animal rights groups. About 1:30 a.m. on May 19, I found a long boat in Lewis Creek, maybe an oversized open skiff, going from pier to... Read more
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South Maryland News
Bark For Life aims to bring people, dogs together to fight cancerRelay For Life of St. Mary’s County organizers are hoping people will bring the
Bark For Life aims to bring people, dogs together to fight cancer
South Maryland News / Posted 26 days ago
Relay For Life of St. Mary’s County organizers are hoping people will bring their canine companions Saturday to Bark For Life. “We had a great turnout last year,” Christy Gilliland, marketing chair for the local Relay For Life, said. Relay For Life... Read more
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South Maryland News
Animal rights activists take on cownose ray huntsAnimal rights groups are looking to put an end to what they call “incredibly in
Animal rights activists take on cownose ray hunts
South Maryland News / Posted a month ago
Animal rights groups are looking to put an end to what they call “incredibly inhumane” bowfishing contests targeting cownose rays. Thousands of people have signed an online petition calling on Gov. Larry Hogan (R) to prohibit such tournaments. Mary... Read more
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South Maryland News
Bowfishing for cownose rays targetedAnimal rights groups are looking to put an end to bowfishing contests targeting
Bowfishing for cownose rays targeted
South Maryland News / Posted a month ago
Animal rights groups are looking to put an end to bowfishing contests targeting cownose rays that they call “incredibly inhumane.” Thousands of people have signed a petition calling on Gov. Larry Hogan (R) to prohibit such tournaments. Mary... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Bay grasses continue rebound, expanding by 27 percent in 2014Underwater grasses continue to rebound across the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland and
Bay grasses continue rebound, expanding by 27 percent in 2014
Baltimore Sun / Posted a month ago
Underwater grasses continue to rebound across the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland and Virginia scientists reported Thursday, with aerial surveys showing a 27 percent expansion last year. The two-state survey tallied nearly 76,000 acres of grasses growing... Read more
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Bay Weekly
West and Rhode Rivers Squeaking BySlight improvement with a long way to go to in water quality. That’s the news i
West and Rhode Rivers Squeaking By
Bay Weekly / Posted a month ago
Slight improvement with a long way to go to in water quality. That’s the news in the just-released 2014 West/Rhode Rivers report card. The annual report, funded by the Chesapeake Bay Trust, once again flags the rivers’ health with a D+. Water... Read more
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Bay Weekly
A Plan for White PerchOur white perch have long waited for Maryland Department of Natural Resources t
A Plan for White Perch
Bay Weekly / Posted a month ago
Our white perch have long waited for Maryland Department of Natural Resources to give them a formal management program. A plan proposed in 1990 stalled over opposition from commercial fishermen. A 2005 effort failed again. Finally, an updated... Read more

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