Joe Gill http://delmarvapublicradio.net en Oyster Harvest is Up in the Chesapeake Bay http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/oyster-harvest-chesapeake-bay <p></p><p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A survey has found Maryland's oyster population has more than doubled since 2010.</p><p>Maryland's 2013 Fall Oyster Survey was released Wednesday by the Department of Natural Resources.</p><p>The survey says the oyster population is at its highest point since this type of monitoring began in 1985.</p><p>The increase is being attributed to high oyster survival over the past few years and strong reproduction in 2010 and 2012.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 12:16:13 +0000 Don Rush 53882 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Oyster Harvest is Up in the Chesapeake Bay Contoversial DNR Nominee Up For Vote in Annapolis http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/contoversial-dnr-nominee-vote-annapolis <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Senate is preparing to take up the embattled nomination of its new Department of Natural Resources secretary.</p><p>Joseph Gill's confirmation hearing is set for Friday morning. A nominations committee voted Monday to recommend him for the job. He is already the interim secretary.</p><p>Gill was the DNR's chief attorney for 14 years and has been its deputy director since 2010.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:56:06 +0000 Don Rush 50409 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Contoversial DNR Nominee Up For Vote in Annapolis Gill Nomination to Head DNR Moves to MD Senate Floor http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/gill-nomination-head-dnr-moves-md-senate-floor <p><strong>ANNAPOLIS</strong>, Md. (AP)- A Senate committee has approved Joseph Gill's nomination as secretary of Maryland's Department of Natural Resources. The issue will go to the Senate floor for final vote.</p><p>In a hearing lasting more than two hours Monday, the Senate Executive Nominations Committee voted 14-1 in Gill's favor. Three Senators abstained, intending to do more research and vote on the Senate floor.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:56:49 +0000 Don Rush 50208 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Gill Nomination to Head DNR Moves to MD Senate Floor Maryland DNR Secretary Embroiled in Controversey http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/maryland-dnr-secretary-embroiled-controversey <p>Maryland Department of Natural Resources Secretary Joe Gill’s reconfirmation could be in trouble.</p><p>It began following a hearing on a measure last week that would allow DNR to open, close or modify fisheries in a 48 hour period.</p><p>Maryland Watermen’s Association president Robert Brown said Gill came up to him and said that if the legislation did not pass he could curt quotas that would hurt him.</p><p>Gill says that his comments were misunderstood.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 14:02:32 +0000 Don Rush 48736 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Maryland DNR Secretary Embroiled in Controversey