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Monday, May 27th, 2024

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Maryland pursuing actions to control invasive catfish in Chesapeake Bay watershed

Some of the 2,000 pounds of blue catfish caught at Maryland's Sharptown Catfish Tournament in 2022. Such tournaments are becoming a popular way to target the species. (Photo courtesy Maryland DNR)

Last month, the U.S. Department of Commerce notified Maryland Gov. Wes Moore that it has declined Maryland’s request for a federal commercial fisheries disaster declaration that was sought to help address the economic and ecological damage caused by the spread of invasive catfish and snakeheads in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

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