A Coast Guard boat crew from Station Washington patrols the Potomac River in a 25-foot Response Boat-Small in Washington, D.C., Jan. 30, 2018. The members conducted security patrols along with partner agencies for the State of the Union address. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef

Coast Guard urges safe boating practices during busy holiday weekend

News Release, United States Coast Guard PORTSMOUTH, Va. ?— The Coast Guard reminds mariners and beachgoers to exercise caution and practice safe

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Elizabeth Lee went crabbing with her parents and is contributing to the crab feast with this catch. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Lee

Maryland Fishing Report for July 3, 2020

Maryland Fishing Report is written and compiled by Keith Lockwood, Maryland Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologist.  Click Before You Cast is written

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Anglers fish on Foster Branch, a tributary of Maryland's Gunpowder River at Mariner Point Park. Dave Harp

Mercury widespread in Chesapeake Bay headwaters fish

By: Jeremy Cox, BayJournal.com Nearly half of all gamefish in freshwater lakes, streams and rivers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed

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