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05.12.10

By JENNIFER HLAD Capital News Service

CAMBRIDGE - Two years after Maryland and Virginia implemented major restrictions on crab harvesting, the Chesapeake Bay's crab population has more than doubled. Now state officials hope an oyster hatchery, combined with new oyster sanctuaries, can help bring that population back from the brink.

04.14.10

 

By JENNIFER HLAD Capital News Service

12.18.09

"I'm getting more optimistic than I was, say, five years ago, particularly with the federal government taking the action they're taking," said former Gov. Harry Hughes.