Seafood/Aquaculture Archive

Queen Anne’s County Waterway Reclassified for Shellfish Harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Queen Anne’s County Waterway Reclassified for Shellfish Harvesting Portion of Greenwood Creek now “conditionally approved” for harvesting of oysters and clams BALTIMORE, MD (July 16, 2018) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has reclassified a portion of Greenwood Creek in Queen Anne’s ...Read More

Cumberland Times-News: Maryland Interactive Fish Consumption Advisory Map Available

BALTIMORE — If you are wondering if it is safe to eat a largemouth bass from the lake at Rocky Gap State Park or a perch from Deep Creek Lake, the Maryland Department of the Environment now offers an interactive map that provides modernized, user-friendly information about fish consumption ...Read More

Department of the Environment Announces Interactive Map for Fish Consumption Advisories

MEDIA CONTACTS Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Department of the Environment Announces Interactive Map for Fish Consumption Advisories New map provides improved customer service, updated health-based meal advisories for recreationally caught fish in Maryland BALTIMORE (April 11, 2018) – The Maryland Department of the Environment today announced the development ...Read More

St. Mary’s County Waterways Reclassified for Shellfish Harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov St. Mary’s County Waterways Reclassified for Shellfish Harvesting Portions of Smith and Jutland creeks closed to harvesting BALTIMORE, MD (April 9, 2018) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has reclassified portions of Smith and Jutland creeks in St. Mary’s County for shellfish ...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 (February 13, 2018) – 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. ...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 Portion of Rhode River section closed in 2016 now “conditionally approved”; change allows leaseholders to resume harvesting Baltimore, MD (December 4, 2017) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has reclassified a portion of the ...Read More

Portion of Wye River Approved for Shellfish Harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Portion of Wye River Approved for Shellfish Harvesting Area reclassified due to decreased bacteria levels Baltimore, MD (September 25, 2017) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has reclassified a portion of the Wye River in Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties as approved ...Read More

St. Mary’s Co. Waterway Reclassified to Restrict Shellfish Harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov St. Mary’s Co. Waterway Reclassified to Restrict Shellfish Harvesting Portion of Herring Creek closed to harvesting Baltimore, MD (May 26, 2017) – The Maryland Department of the Environment is closing a portion of a waterway in St. Mary’s County to shellfish harvesting. A ...Read More

Portion of Choptank River Approved for Shellfish Harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Portion of Choptank River Approved for Shellfish Harvesting Area reclassified due to decreased bacteria levels; change allows shellfish harvesting from oyster lease Baltimore, MD (May 8, 2017) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has reclassified a portion of the Choptank River in ...Read More

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 ...Read More
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