Oyster Season Looking Grim for Maryland’s Eastern Shore Watermen

October 23, 2020 Taylor Lumpkin, WMDT

As Maryland’s oyster season begins – a lot of watermen here on the eastern shore say they fear this year won’t be as profitable as years before.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Wants More Visas for Foreign Workers to Help Crab Picking Industry


Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday urged federal officials to allow more H-2B visas for foreign workers to help the state’s $ 355 million seafood industry and seasonal employers.

Maryland Imposes Oyster Harvest Limits, But Drops Plan To Shorten Season

September 17, 2019 Timothy B. Wheeler, Bay Journal

Maryland officials placed new restrictions Monday on harvesting wild oysters this fall and winter but dropped a plan to shorten the season that had drawn fire from watermen and seafood dealers.

Shoppers Food was sold. What will happen to its stores in Maryland and Virginia?

Nine months after one of the Washington region’s major grocery chains was purchased by a Rhode Island-based company, local officials, residents and employees are demanding answers about the fate of more than 40 supermarkets the chain operates in the area.

Maryland Will Test to Determine if Eastern Shore Chicken Farms are Polluting the Air

A year after fighting off a proposal to monitor air pollution levels around industrial-scale chicken houses on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the poultry industry has joined with state environmental regulators to study whether the farms are polluting the air.