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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…


Winners Named in Maryland Volunteer Angler Survey Contest

DNR seeks fishing observations from anglers statewide Two anglers won $100 Bass Pro Shop gift cards for providing fishing trip information to the Maryland Volunteer Angler Survey last year. Taking home the prizes were Alisha Duquin of Hagerstown for reporting her observations to the multispecies freshwater portion, and Matt Stahl of Essex for supplying Yellow Perch information from his outing. The  Read the Rest…


$10,000 Diamond Jim on the Loose

More than $50,000 in prizes up for grabs during this year’s fishing challenge. The hunt is on! The Diamond Jim component of the 2013 Maryland Fishing Challenge kicked off when Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) biologists and teams of young anglers caught, tagged and released 200 striped bass into the Chesapeake Bay. One of the tagged  Read the Rest…


DNR Revamps Volunteer Angler Survey

Maryland’s online Volunteer Angler Survey now has a new look, an added fish species and great prizes! The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) developed the new and improved survey to be more user-friendly, gather additional information and offer incentives to those who participate.


DNR Announces Snakehead Contest Winners

Three anglers won nearly $300 in prizes for catching and killing snakehead fish in the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) 2012 Snakehead Contest. Through the contest, 256 anglers removed nearly 600 fish from the Potomac River system. To enter, participants shared their experiences on the Department’s Angler’s Log, reporting how they caught the invasive  Read the Rest…



Governor O’Malley Names Larry Simns Admiral of the Chesapeake

Maryland Watermen’s Association founder celebrates 40 years of service Governor Martin O’Malley has designated Larry Simns Admiral of the Chesapeake for his work as the chief advocate for Maryland’s watermen and their communities, and for his role in promoting changes to better ensure the sustainability of commercial fishing in the State. Maryland Department of Natural  Read the Rest…


Down Year for Striped Bass Reproduction

Biologists attribute the drop to weather conditions The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that the 2012 striped bass juvenile index – a measure of striped bass spawning success in Chesapeake Bay – is below the long-term average this year. “While we expect large variation in striped bass reproduction from year to year and  Read the Rest…


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AccessDNR June 2015
The July 2015 edition of a monthly video newsletter hosted by Karis King.

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