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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Announces New Fisheries Director

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the appointment of David Blazer as the new director of fisheries. In this capacity, Blazer will manage the state’s fisheries by keeping balance with the ecosystem, while providing high quality, diverse and accessible fishing opportunities. “The common thread throughout his career is his demonstrated ability to  Read the Rest…

Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Population Remains Low

Crabbing at safe levels, additional management protections for females planned The Maryland Department of Natural Resources today released the 2014 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey results, which showed the abundance of spawning-age females was 69 million, declining just below the minimum safe level of 70 million. While the crabbing harvest remained at a safe level  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Lauds NRP Oyster Enforcement Efforts

Radar system, helicopter patrols deter poaching, protecting keystone species Governor Martin O’Malley today thanked the Maryland Natural Resources Police for its enforcement efforts during the six-month oyster season, which ended March 31. “When we began this large-scale oyster restoration initiative nearly four years ago, we promised to turn things around and do everything within our  Read the Rest…

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AccessDNR March 2017
The March 2017 edition of a monthly video newsletter hosted by Anna Lucente-Hoffmann.