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Maryland state record albacore caught in Atlantic Ocean

POOLESVILLE, MD—Another Maryland fishing record has been set. Thomas “Tad” Bodmer of Poolesville has been recognized by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources as the new state record holder Atlantic Division for albacore, or long-fin tuna (Thunnus alalunga), with his 77-pound catch. Bodmer, a recent convert to saltwater fishing, was aboard the charter Top Dog on September 20 as Captain …


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Maryland state record swordfish caught off Ocean City coast

OCEAN CITY, MD—Jeff Jacobs has been officially recognized by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources as the new state record holder for the Atlantic Division 393-pound swordfish (Xiphias gladius) he caught in the canyons off the coast of Ocean City. Jacobs, 38, was on charter boat RoShamBo with Captain Willie Zimmerman and crew and preparing to return to shore following …


Baltimore County man charged for possessing coyote, man charged with poaching at Gunpowder Falls State Park

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Natural Resources Police have charged a Baltimore County man for possessing a coyote and charged another man with poaching fish in Gunpowder Falls State Park. Authorities say a Baltimore County man was charged for possessing a coyote that was brought from Pennsylvania into Maryland. In early July, NRP was informed by the Pennsylvania Game Commission that Steven Keil …

Baltimore resident tests positive for West Nile Virus

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Thursday announced that an adult living in the Baltimore Metropolitan area has tested positive for the West Nile virus – the first confirmed human case of the virus in Maryland this year. The West Nile virus is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes who have been infected by feeding on birds that have the …

Essex man arrested for impaired boating in Middle River

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—Officers on boat patrol in Middle River arrested an Essex man for impaired driving and excessive speed earlier this month. At around midnight on August 7, officers were on boat patrol in Middle River and Norman Creek when they observed a vessel exceeding 25 knots. The area is restricted to 6 knots on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. According …

Former C.P. Crane Power Station in Bowleys Quarters to be imploded on Friday morning

UPDATE 2: The implosion has now been moved back up to 8 a.m. UPDATE: The implosion is now schedule for 9 a.m. on Friday morning. Original story below… —— BOWLEYS QUARTERS, MD—This week will mark the end of an era. The former C.P. Crane Power Station in Bowleys Quarters will be imploded at around 8:00 a.m. on Friday, August 19, …

Essex man killed in Cecil County boat explosion

ESSEX, MD—Maryland Natural Resources Police are investigating after an Essex man was killed in a weekend boat explosion in Cecil County. Authorities say Michael Steinmetz, 69, died in Saturday night’s explosion on the Bohemia River. A good Samaritan tried to save Steinmetz but he was pronounced dead at the scene, according to MyEasternShoreMD.com. The Cecilton Volunteer Fire Company reports that …

Governor Hogan announces $18.8 million for Chesapeake Bay restoration projects

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources this week announced the award of $18.8 million to 22 ecological restoration projects that will improve water quality and habitat in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, while building local resilience to climate impacts. These awards encompass 77 unique sites that will be restored using best management practices, including riparian buffer …