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REEDVILLE — The Delvin K., one of the last working Chesapeake Bay oyster buy-boats, was docked at a pier in Cockrells Creek Wednesday morning. But the Delvin K. wasn't buying oysters from local watermen to transport to shucking houses. It was...
Eelgrass once thrived in Virginia's coastal bays — lush meadows of slender blades undulating just below the surface. The species of seagrass provided critical habitat to scallops, blue crabs, shrimp and other marine creatures. It trapped...
SALUDA — Oyster harvesting charges against three Gloucester watermen were dismissed Monday, while six others accepted plea deals. Various charges against Mark Cottee, James Deal and Walter Deal Jr. were dismissed after a motion to strike by defense...
Like a victim tied to buzz saw table in an old movie melodrama, federal, state and local agencies and departments, and a host of businesses and nonprofit organizations are watching with alarm as budget blades churn toward them. On Friday automatic...
A recent gathering of “Master Oyster Gardeners” at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science is the latest chapter in a fruitful partnership between VIMS scientists and members of the Tidewater Oyster Gardeners Association, or TOGA, according...
A new scientific study finds that though the Chesapeake Bay's blue crab population is basically healthy, it has yet to recover enough from trouble a few years ago to be considered completely stable. What that means for watermen, the seafood industry...
— A mesh net tips onto the stern of the work boat "Mydra Ann," and out tumbles a community of crabs: fist-size blues with claws raised in attack mode, tan adolescents trying to scuttle for cover and translucent babies no bigger than a thumbnail....
A big fight is brewing over a little fish — a fish that no one wants to eat but that many regard as the most important in the sea. Catch restrictions loom on menhaden, which is too unsavory to grace a dinner plate but much sought by commercial...
The interstate panel that oversees fishing along the Eastern Seaboard voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to cut the menhaden catch by up to 37 percent next year in an effort to protect the species and, by extension, striped bass. The 14-3 vote by the...
Update: Researchers from the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center initially misidentified the whale the washed ashore in Norfolk on Sunday. It is a fin whale, not a sei whale, Joan Barns, an aquarium spokeswoman, said Tuesday. NORFOLK —...
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