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2009-03-04 14:20:00

Watermen in Chesapeake Bay are struggling to make a living in the region that was once home to one of the most bountiful fisheries in the US.

2008-11-27 17:38:22

Virginia says it plans to refuse crab license renewals for 800 fishermen who did not catch any crabs between 2004 and 2007. The watermen would be unable to renew their licenses from 2009 through at least 2012, The Norfolk Virginian-Pilot reports.

2008-10-10 09:00:30

By SCOTT HARPER By Scott Harper The Virginian-Pilot tangier island Dan Dise steered his skiff past empty crab shacks that line Tangier Harbor, the gateway to this historic fishing outpost in the Chesapeake Bay. "For Rent" and "For Sale" signs were taped to many of the dusty windows.

2008-09-25 17:46:30

By LIAM FARRELL Staff Writer The federal government has issued a fishery disaster declaration for the Chesapeake Bay blue crab, potentially providing millions of dollars for watermen struggling with low harvests and tighter regulations.

2008-08-17 18:00:34

NEW YORK | Gold, which scorched into the record books earlier this year, has suddenly gone cold. Prices for the precious metal - which touched $1,000 an ounce for the first time in March - have plunged in recent weeks, and Friday tumbled below $800 for the first time since late last year.

2008-08-03 06:00:00

By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun Aug. 3--Four thoughts about the meeting last week in Annapolis on new yellow perch fishing regulations, then I promise to let it go. 1.) Eight thousand pounds of fish.

2008-07-30 03:00:28

By Scott Harper, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 30--RICHMOND It took nearly a year to draft, but state officials presented a plan Tuesday to better protect water quality on Virginia's Eastern Shore -- as well as the many clam and oyster farms that demand clean water to survive.

2008-07-24 03:00:35

By Scott Harper, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 24--NORFOLK -- Despite environmental concerns about fish and shellfish stocks in Virginia waters, Hampton Roads was the fifth-wealthiest seafood port in the country in 2007, according to the latest federal statistics.

2008-07-18 09:00:41

By SCOTT HARPER By Scott Harper The Virginian-Pilot virginia beach State marine police completed a massive enforcement sweep Thursday against illegal crabbing in coastal waters and the Chesapeake Bay, a campaign described as the first of its kind in Virginia, aimed at protecting slumping crab stocks during the summer harvest season.

2008-07-17 18:00:27

By Scott Harper, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul.


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  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.