Tom Perry, owner of White Stone Oyster Co., pulls a floating cage out of Bay waters off the tip of Virginia’s Northern Neck. Harvesting out in the open, rather than in a river, can be more difficult for the crew, but Perry thinks the oyster’s flavor and shape benefits from the wilder, brinier waves. (Whitney Pipkin)

Open-water sites producing oysters with Bay’s briny sweetness

Bivalve farmers weather the storms of wind and waves instead of those from landowner opposition By: Whitney Pipkin, When

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Maryland's new harvest regulations would reduce the daily oyster catch limit for watermen using hand tongs like the ones shown. But the state's data indicate relatively few watermen have been catching their limit in recent seasons. (Dave Harp)

Maryland imposes oyster harvest limits, but drops plan to shorten season

Watermen, seafood dealers complained delayed start would hurt livelihoods; Bay Foundation contends revised rules do little to conserve oysters By:

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Marty Zupancic decided to show us the toothy face of a Spanish mackerel he caught recently. Photo by Marty Zupancic

Maryland Fishing Report for Friday, September 6, 2019

News Release, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Now that Labor Day activities are behind us, anglers can focus on fishing

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