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What Anglers Can Do After Harvesting An Invasive Fish Species Such As Blue Catfish or Northern Snakehead

Anglers who catch invasive species in Maryland waters have multiple options to make use of the fish Invasive species can have detrimental effects on ecologically and economically important native species. Once invasive species establish themselves in an ecosystem, they can reproduce in such numbers that it becomes hugely expensive, or even impossible, to eradicate all  Read the Rest…


Blue Catfish Are Spreading Rapidly in Maryland Waters, As State Officials and the Fishing Community Work To Contain the Invasive Species

The invasive species is quickly becoming abundant in Maryland rivers  The first catch of the afternoon was a white catfish—saved by its wider head and a few less anal fin rays, and tossed back into the water. The blue catfish came next—two in quick succession. “It only takes a few minutes for them to start  Read the Rest…



Maryland Conservation Corps Members Kick off AmeriCorps Week With Invasive Plant Removal Project

The Conservation Corps is a partnership between the Department of Natural Resources and AmeriCorps Maryland Conservation Corps members gathered at Sandy Point State Park on Tuesday to share stories about why they felt called to serve and what they’ve learned from their work, before setting out for a day of cutting back invasive plants. As  Read the Rest…



Maryland Department of Natural Resources Offers Grants for Invasive Fish Removal

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is now accepting applications for invasive fish control grants of up to $5,000. This grant program seeks to support effective ways to remove invasive fish, particularly blue catfish and Northern snakeheads, from Maryland waters and identify sustained beneficial uses of caught fish. The application deadline is April 15,  Read the Rest…


Invasive Plants in Your ‘Backyard’

Guest Author: Joel Cockerham, Natural Resources Technician Hello Habichatters! File this under “notes from the field,” in which we give you a peek into the daily challenges and triumphs of managing a rare ecosystem. And we’ll share how you can help us manage the invasive species in our backyard with the choices you make for  Read the Rest…


Secretary’s Message – September 2022

Step Up to Serve, Engage in Maryland Traditions Governor Larry Hogan proclaimed Sept. 11 a day of service and remembrance across the state of Maryland in memory of those lost in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The proclamation is part of an initiative that Governor Hogan, the Governor’s Office of Service and Volunteerism, and  Read the Rest…


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