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NRP Arrests Four Watermen with Help from State Police Helicopter
3/17/2014 - Using a State Police helicopter as a surveillance platform, the Maryland Natural Resources Police caught four watermen last Friday harvesting oysters from a protected area in Somerset County. The watermen, aboard three commercial boats, were charged with re...

Oyster Poachers Found Guilty with Help of New Radar Network
3/12/2014 - In the first major courtroom test of the Maryland Natural Resources Police's newest enforcement tool, two Somerset County watermen were found guilty Monday of harvesting oysters from a State sanctuary. Officers used the Maritime Law Enforcement Information Ne...

NRP Charges Five Watermen with Oyster Poaching
3/7/2014 - Radar system continues to protect resource The Maryland Natural Resources Police charged five Queen Anne's County watermen Wednesday with illegally taking 51 bushels of oysters from a protected area near the mouth of the Wicomico River within Tangier So...

DNR Launches Sport Fishing Guide Cover Photo Contest
3/7/2014 - Calling all photographers! The Department of Natural Resources has a Maryland Fishing Guide cover in need of an exciting snapshot! The shot that best showcases Maryland sport fishing will be featured on the cover of the 2015 Maryland Fishing Guide. The winner...

Winners Named in Maryland Volunteer Angler Survey Contest
2/27/2014 - DNR seeks fishing observations from anglers statewide Two anglers won $100 Bass Pro Shop gift cards for providing fishing trip information to the Maryland Volunteer Angler Survey last year. Taking home the prizes were Alisha Duquin of Hagerstown for...

Areas of Restorable Bottom in the St. Mary’s River Oyster Sanctuary
2/25/2014 - A side scan sonar survey was completed of the St. Mary’s River oyster sanctuary by the Maryland Geological Survey (MGS) in 2012. The survey was used to determine whether the bottom substrate conditions were suitable for oyster restoration and/or natural recol...

Public Invited to Little Choptank River Oyster Restoration Open House
2/21/2014 - Who: Residents are invited to talk with representatives from DNR, NOAA, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers What: Open House to present plans for major oyster restoration efforts in the Little Choptank River and gather public inputWhen: February 27 from 3 to ...




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