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June 7, 2012
The Sun got it right in its recent editorial entitled "Dollars and scents," (June 1) discussing the economic impact of the declining health of our harbor and our bay. As algal blooms and resulting fish kills happen year after year, citizens and regulators start to think that it's a normal phenomenon, caused only by high temperatures and extreme weather events. But we cannot pretend that this is normal, particularly when the science presents an urgent situation. Once the recent algal bloom began, the water samples taken in the harbor showed an increase in levels of chlorophyll and nutrients.
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The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2014
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service recently certified a new freshwater-division white perch record and an Atlantic division cobia record. On Sept. 5, James Stiars of Baldwin caught a 1.7-pound white perch in Loch Raven Reservoir, breaking the previous record of 1.62 pounds set by John Williams in 2008, also in Loch Raven. "It was my first cast of the day," Stiars told the DNR. "I was using a Shad Rat crank-bait, and I thought I had a largemouth bass on the line.
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NEWS
December 22, 2003
SCIENCE HAS taken on entertainment, and entertainment wins. A Texas firm will soon be offering up pet zebra fish genetically enhanced to glow bright red in the dark. Demand is predicted to be high, even at the sticker-shock price of $5 a head. They should appeal to baby boomers who miss the joy of their Day-Glo posters and kids who have outgrown the glow-in-the-dark star stickers once plastered to their bedroom ceilings. Not to mention the hordes of aquarium lovers, always on the lookout for a unique addition to their aquatic landscapes.
SPORTS
From Sun staff reports | September 14, 2014
Rick Snider of Biglerville, Pa., was the top winner in the grand-prize drawing at the Maryland Fishing Challenge Finale last Sunday, walking away with a boat, motor and trailer from Bass Pro Shops and Tracker Boats. "Aside from my kids, grandkids and wife, this is the most awesome thing to ever happen," said Snider, who qualified for the drawing by catching an Angler Award-qualifying 40.5-inch striped bass off Breezy Point in Calvert County from his sailboat. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources presented more than $70,000 in cash, prizes and merchandise at the celebration of fishing attended by more than 2,000 people, including sponsors, contestants and their guests, at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis.
NEWS
By Kirsten Scharnberg and Kirsten Scharnberg,SUN STAFF | April 8, 1999
When people walk into the huge rectangular building filled with row upon row of fish tanks, they almost always ask the two young farmers the same question: "Where did you get your degrees in marine biology?""We didn't," Randy Mattson says, laughing, looking down at the slimy rubber boots he once would have predicted would be wingtips. "We're not exactly farmers. We're businessmen."About two years ago, Mattson and his business partner, Scott Lee, were shrewd enough to spot a potential moneymaker.
EXPLORE
June 10, 2013
The Izaak Walton Sportsman Chapter in Pylesville held a free fishing derby for the community youth. The participants began fishing at 10 a.m. and the derby concluded at noon. Prizes were given to the child who caught the most fish, the largest fish and the least number of fish - but every child who participated received a prize. Approximately 20 youth from the North Harford area attended.
NEWS
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2012
State officials are investigating what killed thousands of fish in Marley and Furnace creeks in northern Anne Arundel County, but suspect they suffocated after an algae bloom sucked the oxygen out of the water, a Maryland Department of the Environment spokesman said Tuesday. Investigators saw an estimated 6,000 dead and apparently dying fish Monday, mostly in Marley Creek but some as well in adjoining Furnace Creek, said MDE spokesman Jay Apperson. There were at least nine different species of fish involved, including Atlantic menhaden, silversides, silvery minnows and sunfish, he said.
NEWS
By Catherine Rentz, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
— The Obama administration announced Tuesday an initiative to track every fish sold in the United States — a move designed to crack down on illegal fishing, mislabeling of seafood and related problems. Secretary of State John Kerry, who is leading the push for new ocean conservation measures, said the measures will "ensure all seafood sold in the U.S. is both sustainable and traceable, meaning all customers will know exactly who caught it, where and when. " The United States plays a big role in the world's seafood market; it's the largest importer after Japan.
NEWS
November 23, 2003
On November 21, 2003, AARON FISH, beloved husband of Lillian Fish (nee Katzen), loving father of Sharon Puritz of Balto., Md. Loving father-in-law of Howard Puritz. Devoted brother of the late Abraham Fish. Adored grandfather of Dr. Allan & Kimberly Puritz, Richard Puritz and Melissa Kurland. Great-grandfather of Madison and Ashley Puritz. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS, INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road at Mount Wilson Lane on Sunday, November 23, at 12 noon. Interment Beth El Memorial Park, Randallstown.
NEWS
December 7, 2001
LANDLOCKED Switzerland, the home of yodeling, cheese and watches, is not known for aquatic life. That's why artists there started erecting painted fiberglass cows in public places a few years back. They unleashed a worldwide craze. Chicago artists wanted to do cow sculptures, too. Cincinnati followed with pigs, Miami with flamingos, Boston with cod, Orlando with lizards. And so on, until 183 whimsical fish surfaced around Baltimore's downtown last spring. Those zany fantasy figures quickly captured the imagination of Baltimoreans.
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By Catherine Rentz, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2014
Lawrence "Daniel" Murphy, 37, of St. Michaels pleaded guilty Friday to illegally harvesting striped bass from the Chesapeake Bay. He served periodically as a helper on the Kristin Marie between 2007 and 2012 with Tilghman Island watermen Michael D. Hayden, Jr. and William J. Lednum. In early 2011, he, Hayden and Lednum attempted to harvest more than 20,000 pounds of striped bass using illegal, unattended and unmarked weighted gill nets fish around "Bloody Point" on the bay before the season was opened.
FEATURES
Tim Wheeler | August 21, 2014
City officials said Thursday they are investigating a fish kill in a Northeast Baltimore creek that flows through Herring Run Park , where users of the park and streamside trail expressed dismay. "This is ridiculous," said Donald Cooper, who stopped while riding his bike to peer at the dead fish littering the stream bottom beneath the Harford Road overpass. Cooper, 52, who lives nearby, said a couple days before, he'd brought his nephew to the park to see the fish, which he said then were "swimming all over the place...Now they're all dead.
NEWS
By Barbara Pash | August 12, 2014
Hikers may soon be able to walk on extended public trails in the Sweet Air section of Gunpowder Falls State Park in Baltimore County, and anglers may have additional access to the Sawmill Branch of the Little Gunpowder River. On Wednesday, Aug. 13, the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will go before the state Board of Public Works to request approval to buy a conservation easement on 209 acres of land next to that section of the park for $995,000. "We're very pleased to preserve this section of the park and at the same time provide public access," said Emily Wilson, director of land acquisition and planning for the state DNR. DNR is requesting the easement purchase through its Program Open Space, a nationally recognized program that acquires and develops recreational and open space areas.
SPORTS
By Louis Krauss, The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2014
One might not associate ocean fishing with 100-pound fish, sponsorships and millions in cash prizes. But for fishing boat captain Ted Deppe, that's what it is. The 52-year-old from Crownsville, along with two crewmates and five anglers, spend much of their free time competing in ocean fishing competitions, and have been very successful - so much so that Deppe's team was recently offered a sponsorship from Under Armour, which pays for its gear....
NEWS
July 31, 2014
Annapolis police and local youngsters recently joined forces on land and in the bay for the department's annual youth fishing camp. The camp, in its 14th year, was held the week of July 21, and is run by officers, civilian employees and volunteers. The children visited Annapolis Recreation and Parks' Waterworks Park and Truxtun Park to fish, then went on the water with members of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association, who provided boats, equipment and expertise. Greg Shute, Skip Zinck, Jeremy Crawford, Jon Canatella and Rick Nadolny headed out with youngsters and helpers from Sandy Point State Park.
NEWS
By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2014
Jim Fish had a knack for management from a young age, former colleagues say - and in his 43 years as a professional librarian, he never worked as anything but a library director. The longtime administrator of the Baltimore County Public Library stepped down last month, having witnessed many changes in library technology - and in American society itself. When he began his adult career more than four decades ago, people still used card catalogs. There were no Kindles or other e-readers.
SPORTS
By Jason du Pont | July 25, 2003
The locations Piney Run: Park assistant Jim Gronaw says largemouth bass have been cooperative with anglers. Use top-water lures and Senko worms. Fifty anglers competed in the Lunar Lunker II bass tournament last Friday. The winning angler, Ron Hutchinson, caught a 21-inch, 4.9-pound bass. The Lunar Lunker III tournament will be at 6 p.m. on Aug. 15. Prettyboy Reservoir: Duke Nohe of the Maryland Aquatic Resource Coalition says the best action for smallmouth bass is between 25 and 35 deep on points, humps and mounds.
FEATURES
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | July 20, 2014
"Fish on!" called P.J. Klavon, as he reached for a trap hauled from the placid waters of the Tred Avon River. Inside the black metal cage wriggled a single white perch, a safe distance from a blue crab. The fish weren't exactly jumping last week into the Bay Commitment, a 41-foot research vessel owned by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. After a morning's work collecting more than 100 traps set in the river the day before, the vessel's crew had seen barely a half-bushel of crabs, fewer than two dozen fish and a single eel. Klavon, a lieutenant junior grade in NOAA's uniformed service, didn't have many opportunities to sing out. Fortunately for these trappers, they were fishing for science, not a living.
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