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9:06 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Oyster Season Definitely Ends March 31

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There will not be a two week extension of the oyster season.

So, says the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

Senator Richard Colburn asked for the extension saying that watermen had lost several days of work this season because of the winter weather and sub-freezing water temperatures.

But DNR said that the extension was not necessary because watermen did well this oyster season adding that only ten days were lost due to the weather.

The Oyster season ends March 31st.

 

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Local News
7:57 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Are Striped Bass Responsible for Low Crab Population?

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Maryland watermen say that the striped brass have been feeding on crabs leading to their low numbers.

And, now they are circulating a picture on the Internet that shows a striped bass cut open with around 20 small crabs inside.

Waterman Larry Powley on Hooper’s Island told WBOC that his happens all of the time.

He said with the underwater grasses disappearing from the bay the crab sit on the bottom an easy target for the fish.

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8:45 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Crabbing Season: Off to a Slow Start

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Crabbing season could be getting off to a slow start this year.

Watermen say they generally see crabs by March…as the oyster season wraps up.

But watermen say they have not.

In Cambridge Waterman Jason Mills told WBOC that last year had been a good season…but that he and others were concerned about what this year might bring.

If the number of crabs does not pick up customers are expected to pay top dollar for the Eastern Shore delicacy. 

 

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