Shad swim by window at Conowingo Dam after being lifted over the 94-foot high structure blocking their spawning run up the Susquehanna River. The dam's owner has not operated the fish lift this spring because of concerns about spreading the coronavirus among workers operating the hydroelectric generating facility. Dave Harp

Shad hatcheries, fish lifts fall victim to coronavirus

By: Timothy B. Wheeler, BayJournal.com By this time in a typical year, the main fish lift at Conowingo Dam would

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Groups are asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to allocate $5 million for oyster restoration next year and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to chip in another $4 million. Dave Harp

Advocates press for more federal funding to help reach Bay goals

By: Karl Blankenship, BayJournal.com Fresh off successful efforts to bolster Chesapeake Bay-related funding for this year, advocates are hoping to

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Maryland Department of Natural Resources biologists survey and tag striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay as part of the annual survey of the population. Photo by Stephen Badger

MD DNR seeks changes to 2020 Summer Striped Bass Season

Conservation Measures in Review by Legislative Committee News Release, Maryland Department of Natural Resources The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is proposing

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Darcia Ward holds up her personal best tautog for the camera that she tagged and released back into the ocean. Photo by Monty Hawkins

Maryland Fishing Report for March 20, 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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Julia Kennedy got to spend a fun afternoon fishing with her mom and sister on a sunny afternoon and caught her first bluegill sunfish. Photo by Carrie Kennedy

Maryland Fishing Report for March 13, 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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