Seafood/Aquaculture Archive

Anne Arundel Co. Waterway Reclassified to Restrict Shellfish Harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Anne Arundel Co. Waterway Reclassified to Restrict Shellfish Harvesting Baltimore, MD (March 6, 2017) – The Maryland Department of the Environment is closing a portion of a waterway in Anne Arundel County for shellfish harvesting. About 172 acres of the South River have been reclassified from ...Read More

Kent Narrows temporarily opening for shellfish harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Kent Narrows temporarily opening for shellfish harvesting Baltimore, MD (Feb. 17, 2016) – The Maryland Department of the Environment is temporarily reclassifying waters in the Kent Narrows in Queen Anne’s County from closed to open to allow oysters and clams to be harvested. The change is ...Read More

Anne Arundel County waterway reclassified for shellfish harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Anne Arundel County waterway reclassified for shellfish harvesting Section of Rhode River closed in June now “conditionally approved;”change allows leaseholders to resume harvesting Baltimore, MD (Nov. 21, 2016) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has reclassified a portion of the Rhode River in Anne Arundel ...Read More

Waterways in Talbot, St. Mary’s counties reclassified for shellfish harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Waterways in Talbot, St. Mary’s counties reclassified for shellfish harvesting Portions of Broad, San Domingo creeks approved for harvesting, part of Breton Bay closed Baltimore, MD (Nov. 4, 2016) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has reclassified three waterways in Talbot and St. Mary’s counties ...Read More

Portion of Anne Arundel County waterway opened for shellfish harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Portion of Anne Arundel County waterway opened for shellfish harvesting Bacteria levels decrease; portion of Parish Creek approved for harvesting Baltimore, MD (October 11, 2016) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has reclassified a portion of a southern Anne Arundel County waterway to allow oysters ...Read More

Waterways in Talbot, Anne Arundel, St. Mary’s counties reclassified for shellfish harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Waterways in Talbot, Anne Arundel, St. Mary’s counties reclassified for shellfish harvesting Portions of Harris and Cummings creeks, Rhode River closed to harvesting Baltimore, MD (June 23, 2016) – About 67 acres of the Northwest Branch of Harris Creek and about 68 acres of Cummings Creek, both in ...Read More

Waterways in Somerset, Wicomico counties reclassified for shellfish harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Waterways in Somerset, Wicomico counties reclassified for shellfish harvesting Portion of Wicomico River opened to harvesting, areas of Big Annemessex River and Hall Creek closed Baltimore, MD (April 25, 2016) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has reclassified three waterways in Somerset and Wicomico counties ...Read More

Department of Environment improves regulatory climate for oyster-growing operations

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Department of Environment improves regulatory climate for oyster-growing operations Baltimore, MD (September 18, 2015) – The Maryland Department of the Environment is changing water discharge regulations to remove an unnecessary requirement for businesses, including some aquaculture operations. The amendments remove a requirement to obtain a water ...Read More

Portions of Nanticoke River, Broad Creek Reclassified for Shellfish Harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Portions of Nanticoke River, Broad Creek Reclassified for Shellfish Harvesting Changes effective today Baltimore, MD (June 1, 2015) – The Maryland Department of the Environment is reclassifying a portion of the Nanticoke River in Dorchester and Wicomico Counties and portions of Broad Creek in Talbot County ...Read More

Baltimore Sun: Oyster harvest at Kent Narrows seen as winter boost for watermen

As dawn broke over the still waters of Kent Narrows on Monday, a couple of workboats carrying watermen ventured out in search of oysters. For the first time in six years, state regulators have opened the Narrows in Queen Anne’s County to shellfish harvesting — a rare instance of watermen gaining fresh ...Read More
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