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May 16, 2014
I am 73 years old and have fished and hunted most of my life in and around the Chesapeake Bay. My solution to the rockfish decline would be to do away with the trophy fish season ( "Commission to consider gradual rockfish catch limits," May 13). Every spring, the fish come to the Chesapeake Bay to spawn. They have to run the gauntlet of thousands of charter fishing boats. The females are each carrying thousands of eggs that would be the next generation. Tens of thousands of these females are caught, and that next generation dies with them.
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May 16, 2014
I am 73 years old and have fished and hunted most of my life in and around the Chesapeake Bay. My solution to the rockfish decline would be to do away with the trophy fish season ( "Commission to consider gradual rockfish catch limits," May 13). Every spring, the fish come to the Chesapeake Bay to spawn. They have to run the gauntlet of thousands of charter fishing boats. The females are each carrying thousands of eggs that would be the next generation. Tens of thousands of these females are caught, and that next generation dies with them.
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By New York Times News Service | February 21, 1994
HOUSTON -- Like many fish stories, this is a tale about the ones that got away. So many, in fact -- about 1 million -- that the FBI is investigating.Sometime between December and January, $100,000 worth of baby catfish, or fingerlings, were stolen from spawning ponds near Danbury, a small town on the upper Texas coast about 50 miles southwest of here.The theft was not noticed until late last month, when workers at Anat, an aquaculture company, were rounding up fingerlings for a sale and discovered that three of the company's spawning ponds had been emptied.
FEATURES
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2014
Five anglers were charged with illegally catching rockfish and other protected fish in a spawning area in Charles County this week, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Department of Natural Resources police observed on surveillance video the five men, who are from Charles, Prince George's and Montgomery counties, catching and keeping Maryland's official state fish in an area of the Potomac River that is closed for spawning. Shortly before 2 a.m. on Monday, the men left and four of them were promptly charged by DNR and local authorities with possession of the fish in a closed season and failure to display a sport fishing license.
NEWS
By Thomas L. Friedman | March 16, 2004
WASHINGTON -- Nandan Nilekani, CEO of the Indian software giant Infosys, gave me a tour the other day of his company's wood-paneled global conference room in Bangalore. It looks a lot like a beautiful tiered classroom, with a massive wall-size screen at one end and cameras in the ceiling so that Infosys can hold a simultaneous global teleconference with its U.S. innovators, its Indian software designers and its Asian manufacturers. "We can have our whole global supply chain on the screen at the same time," holding a virtual meeting, explained Mr. Nilekani.
SPORTS
By CANDUS THOMSON | October 3, 2004
Lumpy gray sky. Bullying winds. The Chesapeake Bay the color of cheap milk chocolate. The day after Jeanne blew through was not the best day to celebrate a golden anniversary at Sandy Point State Park, but there we were Wednesday just the same. Given regime changes and budget cuts and all that, not many things started by government survive 50 years. So the fact that Department of Natural Resources biologists have been able to track the population of baby rockfish since Theodore McKeldin was governor is quite an accomplishment.
NEWS
By Capt. Bob Spore | April 12, 1991
The 1991 rockfish season has started. No, not the rockfish catching season, the rockfish spawning season.Water temperature in the Choptank hit the mid-60s earlier this week, and the mama rockfish started spewing out eggs.The stripers enter the Chesapeake in March and move toward the spawning reaches of their home river systems. Most biologists believe that if a rockfish was spawned in the Choptank River, it will spawn inthe Choptank when it reaches maturity. Some believe that the rockfish from one river system are genetically a little different than rockfish from other areas.
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By TOM HORTON | August 14, 1993
The net is set, then pulled, sieving the shallows of the Choptank River in anticipation of the baby striped bass, or rockfish, that will tell the success or failure of this spring's spawning.Even a dozen of the 2-inch "young of year" would be a satisfying haul for state Department of Natural Resources biologists -- well above the average of around eight baby stripers per sample their survey has averaged since 1954.If the rockfish in their spawning had gotten obscenely lucky, as they do in certain, rare summers, the net might hold a few hundred.
NEWS
By Liz Bowie | July 5, 1991
It is a long swim to Binghamton, N.Y., but the determined travelers are getting closer.American shad -- that slightly oily, bony fish once as popular as the blue crab -- is making a comeback in a portion of its 500 miles of historic spawning ground along the Susquehanna River.With the completion this spring of a $12 million fish lift -- the equivalent of an elevator -- at the Conowingo Dam, the number of the prized species to cross the 100-foot-tall structure doubled to 27,227 since the last spawning season.
NEWS
By Capt.Bob Spore | September 23, 1990
Rockfish enthusiasts got some good news and bad news Thursday when the Department of Natural Resources released the 1990 Striped Bass Young-of-Year Index.The report indicates how well this year's striped bass survived the spawning process. Biologists say the index is an indicator of relative abundance and is the best tool we have to determine the strength of the year-class. The biologists also say that by the time the year-class develops into the juvenile stage -- where they look like fish -- the year-class is established.
FEATURES
Tim Wheeler | October 22, 2013
Striped bass reproduction in Maryland waters improved this year, but remained well below average, state officials announced. The Department of Natural Resources said that its 2013 striped-bass juvenile index, a measure of spawning success in the Chesapeake Bay, is 5.8. That's much better than last year's tally of 0.9, but only about half the 60-year average of 11.7. “Several years of average reproduction mixed with large and small year-classes are typical for Striped Bass,” DNR Fisheries Director Tom O'Connell said in the press release announcing the results.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2013
Joe Tropea thought he was writing a research paper on the Catonsville Nine, a group of Catholic anti-war activists who set draft records ablaze outside a Selective Service office in 1968. But what he was really working on was a movie script. "I just got hooked on telling the story," Tropea says of the six-year film project, undertaken with co-director Skizz Cyzyk, that will be getting its local premiere during this week's 15th Maryland Film Festival. The festival starts Wednesday and runs through Sunday.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | February 8, 2013
Catalina Byrd's early-morning tweets last Saturday tell a tale of TV change. “I said I was going to bed hours ago,” one tweet written shortly after midnight began. “But then 'House of Cards' got me all caught up.” A little over an hour later, she wrote again, “After episode 3 goes off, I have to call it a night ... but tomorrow I'm right back on it …” Later yet: “I made it to episode 5 …” Byrd, a Baltimore journalist (@CatalinaByrd), is one of many who spent last weekend on the cutting edge of a new way to watch TV - or, more specifically, a new way to watch TV shows that were never on television - in the topsy-turvy world of massive media transformation these days.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | December 20, 2012
A strong low-pressure system causing blizzards across the Midwest is forecast to bring potential white-out conditions in Western Maryland and damaging winds across the Baltimore area Friday and Saturday. Heavy snow combined with strong winds could create blizzard conditions with near-zero visibility in some areas, according to the National Weather Service. Up to 14 inches of snow could accumulate, with a blizzard warning in effect for western Allegany County and a winter storm warning for Garrett County.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee | August 25, 2012
For the first time in almost a month, the Ravens had their top two tight ends on the practice field together, and the sight of Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta was an encouraging sign for coach John Harbaugh. “It's good to get them back out there and get them running around,” Harbaugh said after Saturday's practice at the team's training facility in Owings Mills. “They're both catching passes and moving. They've both done a great job of staying in shape. They've both been in the weight room, doing cardio.
SPORTS
By Arda Ocal | August 2, 2012
It's been half a month since WWE announced an official partnership with Tout , the online video service that allows users to post 15-second videos in a similar environment to Twitter. Since that announcement, some interesting things have happened in the WWE Tout-iverse. We have seen official integration of fan Touts onWWE Raw,in response to questions posed by Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler. It appears from doing a search Monday night that there are several hundred Touts being created live during the course of Raw. This number is expected to grow as Tout becomes more popular, particularly among the WWE Universe.
SPORTS
By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,candy.thomson@baltsun.com | November 26, 2009
Hoping to protect spawning striped bass from early season fishing, state fisheries officials are proposing a regulation for the Chesapeake Bay that limits the type of hooks that can be used and the number of rods on trolling boats. The regulation would cover catch-and-release fishing from March 1 to the third Saturday in April, when the spring season begins. However, the proposal stops short of limiting trolling each week to four days, an option considered by the Fisheries Service and endorsed by the Sport Fish Advisory Commission.
NEWS
By Francis X. Clines and Francis X. Clines,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 13, 2000
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - In the face of economic and environmental warning signs, state fishery authorities have taken the drastic step of declaring a vast 665-square-mile fishermen-free sanctuary through the heart of the lower Chesapeake Bay to provide safe passage for the millions of female blue crabs now on the southward trek to their high-salt spawning grounds. The marine police are on the prowl by boat and airplane to keep poachers from the female crabs that are the key to maintaining what has been the Chesapeake region's most lucrative fishery yield.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sarah Kickler Kelber, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2012
Every summer, there is one song that's insidious. (How many times did you unconsciously hum along toLMFAO's"Party Rock Anthem" last summer?) But if this year's seasonal favorite seems particularly inescapable, there's good reason. Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" not only plays seemingly incessantly, but it's also been covered and parodied dozens of times. Whenever your friend from high school tweets another version of it, the original gets stuck in your head. AGAIN. The first viral cover featured Justin Bieber and some of his famous friends goofing off and lip-syncing the song, and shortly thereafter (and certainly not coincidentally)
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