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NOAA awards Maryland $10 Million for blue crabs

Updated: January 23, 2009, 2:14 PM ET
Maryland Department of Natural Resources

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service has awarded the State of Maryland $10 million in federal fishery disaster funding to help rescue Maryland's beleaguered Chesapeake Bay blue crab industry. Earlier this year, Governor Martin O'Malley worked closely with Maryland's Congressional Delegation to help secure a federal fisheries disaster declaration for the fishery and funding to mitigate the losses of the men and women ...

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