Seafood/Aquaculture Archive

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 ...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 ...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 ...Read More

Portion of Nanticoke River Reclassified for Shellfish Harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Portion of Nanticoke River Reclassified for Shellfish Harvesting Portion of waterway south of Hatcrown Point closed to harvesting Baltimore, MD (February 24, 2015) – The Maryland Department of the Environment is reclassifying a portion of the Nanticoke River in Dorchester and Wicomico Counties ...Read More

Additional Areas Closed to Shellfish Harvesting Near Smith Island

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Additional Areas Closed to Shellfish Harvesting Near Smith Island Waters reclassified due to elevated bacteria levels, risk from sewage treatment plants Baltimore, MD (February 24, 2015) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has expanded the area of water closed to shellfish harvesting ...Read More

Waterways in St. Mary’s County Reclassified for Shellfish Harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WATERWAYS IN ST. MARY’S COUNTY RECLASSIFIED FOR SHELLFISH HARVESTING Portion of Carthagena Creek closed to harvesting; Jutland Creek reclassified as “conditionally approved”   BALTIMORE, MD (June 27, 2014) – The Maryland Department of the Environment is reclassifying portions ...Read More

Portion of Fishing Creek in Anne Arundel County Opened For Shellfish Harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Portion of Fishing Creek in Anne Arundel County Opened For Shellfish Harvesting Bacteria levels decrease; area “approved” for harvesting starting March 31 BALTIMORE, MD (March 28, 2014) – The Maryland Department of the Environment is reclassifying a portion ...Read More

Bay Journal: States don’t have to make big changes to prevent Vibrio in oysters yet

Current methods deemed suitable to prevent illness in humans, but the FDA is making a case for quicker refrigeration. Maryland, Virginia and the nation’s other shellfish-producing states are not going to have to make huge changes in the way seafood is stored and transported to protect customers from a ...Read More
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