Maryland Sets First-Ever Limits on Harvest of Male Chesapeake Blue Crabs

July 11, 2022 Neal Augenstein, WTOP

Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that starting in July, commercial watermen will be limited to at most 15 bushels a day of male crabs in August and September.

Governor Hogan Announces COVID-19 Relief for Agriculture and Seafood Producers

At the direction of Governor Larry Hogan, the Maryland Departments of Agriculture (MDA) and Natural Resources (DNR) have now provided more than $9 million in COVID-19 relief funding to farmers, watermen, and producers.

Department Urges Congress to Address Rules Hindering Market for Invasive Blue Catfish

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is supporting a joint resolution proposed by the Maryland General Assembly that will move the state closer to controlling the invasive blue catfish population by commercial harvest.