Crabbing & Clamming Regulation Updates – February, 2020

2/26/2020 - These are in-season regulation changes adopted on a temporary or emergency basis. Please see e-regulations for permanent regulations. DUNGENESS CRAB Recreational crabbing is open in bays and estuaries, and on beaches, docks, piers, and jetties along the entire Oregon coast from the Columbia River to the California border, For recreational crab harvesters, it is recommended that… SEE MORE

Striped Bass Conservation Regulations Set for Spring 2020

2/24/2020 - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced new striped bass conservation measures for the Spring 2020 fishing season to meet a coast-wide conservation target. The 2018 benchmark stock assessment for striped bass indicated declines, so the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) has determined that conservation measures are needed for the 2020 fishing season.… SEE MORE

Snook Opens to Recreational Harvest March 1st in Some Gulf Waters

2/24/2020 - The recreational harvest season for snook opens March 1 in some Gulf waters, including Escambia through Hernando counties, and waters south of Gordon Pass in Collier County through Monroe County (also includes Everglades National Park).  Snook remains catch-and-release only in state waters from the Hernando/Pasco county line south through Gordon… SEE MORE

Cause of Baltimore Inner Harbor Oil Spill Unclear

2/24/2020 - By Neal Augenstein. The source of the oil spill that left reddish fuel oil atop Baltimore’s Inner Harbor Saturday has not been determined, but Maryland environmental officials don’t believe there is reason to be concerned about an ongoing leak. “We do not know the source,” said Jay Apperson, spokesman for… SEE MORE

Microbes Point the Way to Shipwrecks

2/24/2020 - By Katherine Kornei. Off the coast of Mississippi, under 4,000 feet of water, a luxury yacht is slowly disintegrating. Marine creatures dart, cling and scuttle near the hull of the wreck, which has been lying undisturbed for 75 years. But there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to… SEE MORE