Fish and shellfish programs Archive

Department of the Environment issues emergency closure to shellfish harvesting in St. Mary’s County waterway

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT ISSUES EMERGENCY CLOSURE TO SHELLFISH HARVESTING IN ST. MARY’S COUNTY WATERWAY Order issued after report of sewage spill to St. George Creek BALTIMORE (Jan. 2, 2021) – The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has issued an emergency order closing a waterway in St. Mary’s ...Read More

eMDE – Ben’s Blog: 2020 year in review

2020 – THE YEAR IN REVIEW COVID, Climate, and Chesapeake dominated this historic and traumatic year of 2020 for us at the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) in nearly all respects, literally, figuratively, and virtually (digitally speaking). The COVID-19 crisis hurt our employees, families, and communities but also ...Read More

Waterways in Talbot County reclassified for shellfish harvesting

  WATERWAYS IN TALBOT COUNTY RECLASSIFIED FOR SHELLFISH HARVESTING Sections of Harris, Cummings creeks closed to harvesting   BALTIMORE (May 18, 2020) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has reclassified waterways in Talbot County for shellfish harvesting. About 428 acres of Harris Creek and about 71 acres of ...Read More