Saturday, May 4, 2013

MD DNR's Week Ahead and News Clippings


May 3rd (Today): Susquehanna Flats Catch & Release fishery for Striped Bass closes at midnight  
May 4th (Saturday): . DNR Maryland Youth Fishing Club Event at Parkview Pond in Garrett County. One lucky youth will be selected to attend the final awards ceremony of the Maryland Fishing Challenge on September 8th. For more information, see:

May 9th (Thursday): MD DNR Fisheries Service Regulatory Open House - Crabs & Gear: 3-7 PM @ Sailwinds Park in Cambridge, MD. For more information, see

May 9th (Thursday): Meeting of MD DNR's Aquaculture Coordinating Council in the C-1 Conference room of the Tawes State Office Building in Annapolis, MD 21401. For more information, contact:

Recent Fisheries Related News Clippings:

National and Regional
Managing the Nations Fisheries Conference May 7-9 
The Fishing Wire

Hurricane Sandy Dumped 11 Billion Gallons of Raw Sewage 
The Raw

Scientists Monitor the Effects of Rising Sea Water Temperatures on Fish  

One in Five Anglers Lose Access to Favorite Fishing Locations 
The Outdoor Wire

Chesapeake Bay

Natural Resources Court Expands into Southern MD
Southern Maryland news

Weathering a Setback to the Crab Population
Southern Maryland news

Chesapeake Bay Watermen Feeling the Pinch
The Daily Press

Fish Tumors in the Anacostia River Decline
The Chesapeake

Who Gives a Dam about Conowingo
The Chestertown Spy

Male:Female Blue Crab Ratio in Chesapeake Bay at Sustainable Level
The Bay Journal

Oysters More Effective than Previously Believed in Filtering Water

Chesapeake Bay Restoration Goals One Quarter to One Third Met
The Washington Post

Maryland Now Requires Marine Gathering Permits for Boaters
The Fishing Wire

VA Charter Operator/MD Man Sentenced for Illegal Catch of Stripers in US Waters
The Washington Times

Warning: Catfish Not Safe for Eating
The Washington Post

Counting Snakeheads in the Potomac
The Washington Post

Chesapeake Bay SAV Plunges to Lowest Levels Since 1986
The Bay Journal

Rockin Rockfish
The Republican Herald

Dean Named St. Mary's County Watermen President
Southern Maryland News

Atlantic Coast
Fishing Industry Concerned about Ocean Zoning Plan 
The Coastal Dispatch

Mid Atlantic Council Requests Public Input on Five Recreational Species 
The Fishing Wire

Beach Replenishment in OC Scheduled for the Fall 

Sands of Time Written on Assateague Island

House Votes to Restrict Shark Fin Possession 

AACO Council Overrides Stormwater Fee Veto

DNR won't Poison Pesky Deep Creek Lake Plant
Ruling Favors Local Control of Fracking
The Washington Times

Laura Nueman Stormwater Fee Veto
The Baltimore Sun

Methane Study, EPA Debunk Claims of Water Pollution
The Washington Times

Stone Walls in Deer Creek Proposed to Spare Rock Road from Future Erosion

Smallmouth Bass Under Siege
The Washington Post

Tackle Fish Problem Now: Opinion
The Republican Herald

We Need to Know Now
The Daily Review


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