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  • Teen Lands Maryland Record for Florida Pompano

    Teen Lands Maryland Record for Florida Pompano

    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has officially recognized 14-year-old Scott Hartzell Jr. of Easton as the first official state record holder for a Florida pompano. Hartzell caught the 3.375-pound fish on Stone Rock near Tilghman Island.

  • Plan to Put Wastewater into 2 Maryland Trout Streams Raises Debate

    Plan to Put Wastewater into 2 Maryland Trout Streams Raises Debate

    Anglers are concerned that discharges will make Piney Run and Deep Run too hot for the fish By Timothy B. Wheeler, Bay Journal

  • 2017 B.A.S.S. Nation Regionals coming to Missouri, Maryland and California

    2017 B.A.S.S. Nation Regionals coming to Missouri, Maryland and California

    The 2017 B.A.S.S. Nation tournament season will be comprised of three major regionals in California, Missouri and Maryland.

  • 53,000 Acres of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Mapped in Maryland

    53,000 Acres of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Mapped in Maryland

    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported yesterday that underwater grass abundance – a key indicator of water quality– in the state's portion of the Chesapeake Bay increased 29 percent between 2014 and 2015, reaching a new record of 53,277 acres. This puts Maryland at nearly 94 percent of its 2017 restoration goal of 57,000 acres.

  • Conowingo Dam Report Shows Time is Now for Chesapeake Bay Cleanup

    Conowingo Dam Report Shows Time is Now for Chesapeake Bay Cleanup

    A newly finalized report on the Conowingo Dam underscores the urgency of finding innovative multi-state solutions to reduce the water pollution that threatens the Chesapeake Bay. The Lower Susquehanna River Watershed Assessment Study ─ conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in coordination with the state of Maryland ─ confirms that the Conowingo Dam reservoir and two dam reservoirs further upstream have essentially reached their capacity and are no longer capable of trapping sediment and associated nutrients over the long term.

  • Maryland Waterman Has Oyster License Permanently Revoked

    Maryland Waterman Has Oyster License Permanently Revoked

    A St. Mary's County waterman had his commercial license permanently revoked by a district court judge after a hearing on multiple poaching charges.

  • Fall Trout Stocking Begins in Maryland

    Fall Trout Stocking Begins in Maryland

    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) kicked off the fall trout stocking season last week, releasing roughly 3,500 rainbow trout in Western Maryland.

  • Maryland NRP Charges Watermen With Harvest of Thousands of Pounds of Undersized Croaker

    Maryland NRP Charges Watermen With Harvest of Thousands of Pounds of Undersized Croaker

    Maryland Natural Resources Police officers charged Ryan Hamilton Lumpkins, 28, of Piney Point, Charlie Orbin Carter Jr., 33, of Callaway, Brian John Pierce, 40, of Piney Point, and Rodger Lee Wathen Jr., 43, of Lexington Park, with possession of about 3,500 pounds of undersized croaker. Additionally, they were charged with possession of 74 blueback herring, 11 hickory shad and seven American shad.

  • Maryland NRP Seizes Another Alligator, Charges Prince George's Owner

    Maryland NRP Seizes Another Alligator, Charges Prince George's Owner

    Maryland NRP Seizes Another Alligator, Charges Prince George's Owner