Volume 13, Issue 52 ~ December 29, 2005 - January 4, 2006

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by M.L. Faunce

The Year In Review

Keeping Tabs on Chesapeake’s Crabs,

Oysters and Fishing

Mikulski Asks U.S. Senate to Save Our Crab Cakes

Seafood processors and other seasonal businesses could get help under her bill

–February 24

Alien Oysters Won’t Get Their Passport Stamped This Year

Legislation a vote for ‘sound science’

–March 24

Will Crab be Picked in Maryland This Season?

Mikulski gets a hit for Maryland seafood and seasonal businesses; victory hangs on more heavy hitting

–April 28

Spring Crab Forecast

Want crabs? Check the thermometer

–May 5

Sizing the Sizing Season’s First Crabs

Having crabs is one way Marylanders celebrate special occasions

–May 12

As Weather Warms, Crabs and Crab Pickers Return

Mikulski amendment rescues Maryland seafood industry

–May 19

Crabs to Go

In a world where time is rarely our own, you could do worse than shooting the breeze with neighbors, taking in the sweet scent of steaming crabs

–May 26

Pick Maryland Crab

When crab is processed, labels lose their country of origin

–June 2

Crabs Wait for Warm Water

The real mystery of the crab is as old as time: the weather

–June 9

Welcome to Chicken-Necker Country

Chicken-necking is a rite of summer, maybe a right of summer

–June 16

How Crabs Make their Last Meal

Crabs must be wooed, and that means bait — and not necessarily the bait you know

–June 23

How’s Your Latin?

Callinectes sapidus and Homarus Americanus — Related crustaceans we know and love

–June 30

In Search of the Perfect Crab Cake

The Maryland crab cake is one of the greatest dishes in the world –James Michener, Chesapeake

–July 7

Summer’s Here, But Are Crabs?

Commercial watermen still waiting for crabs to run strong

–July 14

After Famine, We Feast

Crab days of summer are here

–July 21

World’s Largest Crab Feast Returns to Annapolis

It’s 60 years and cracking for Rotary Club of Annapolis

–July 28

Crab Feasting Culture

How we eat at Maryland’s signature event

–August 4

Why Bad Water Doesn’t Mean Bad Crabs

Non-filter feeders avoid dead zones while passing through

–August 11

Crabs for the Future

Scientists spawning millions of blue crab larvae with high survival rates

–August 18

Let the Good Times Flow

A terrific year for consumers in the crab game, where things can change on a dime

–August 25

Misery at the Gas Pumps Isn’t Just on the Roads

Will gasoline prices keep crabbers at the docks?

–September 1

Female Crabs: To Eat or Not to Eat

Life cycle and taste belie traditional wisdom

–September 15

The Whole Crab and Nothing but the Crab

In Maryland’s crab picking industry, everything’s used, nothing’s wasted

–September 29

The Second Season

Fall is a second coming for crabs, even as oysters come on

–October 6

Celebrate This R Month at Time-Honored Oyster Festivals

A pair of historic festivals kicks off Maryland’s oyster season, one on each side of the Chesapeake

–October 13

The Versatile Oyster

Contestants travel many paths to National Oyster Cook-off

–October 20

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