Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Maryland 2012-2013 Canada Goose Hunting Season

Maryland’s migratory Atlantic Population (AP) Canada goose hunting season opens November 17 and continues through November 23, 2012. This season reopens on December 11 and continues through January 30, 2013.

The daily bag limit is two geese per day in the AP Canada goose hunting zone. Additional information on waterfowl hunting seasons, regulations and license requirements can be found online athttp://www.dnr.state.md.us/

source:  MD DNR

Friday, November 9, 2012

OC Pier in Ocean City Maryland Damaged by Hurricane Sandy

In Ocean City Maryland, Hurricane Sandy damaged the OC Fishing Pier. The storm surge from Hurricane Sandy tore off the T section of the pier and damaged much of the remaining pilings.

 The storm also caused extensive beach and dune erosion to the beach at Ocean City and Assateague Island.

OC Fishing Pier before the storm

OC Fishing Pier after Hurricane Sandy

equipment lined up to move sand     

Ocean City inlet parking lot after Hurricane Sandy

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Maryland Crab Soup

Maryland Crab Soup

One of Maryland's most iconic dishes is Maryland crab soup. This delicious soup is easy to prepare and suitable for a variety of occasions.

Although it can be made using high quality lump backfin, cooks often use crab claw meat for this dish. Crab soup can be made with fresh-picked or frozen crab meat. In either case, authentic Maryland crab soup should contain locally caught and processed Atlantic blue crab meat.

The quality of the soup is dependent upon its ingredients. Whenever possible, fresh locally sourced vegetables should be paired with Maryland blue crab meat. The variety of vegetables can vary with local availability. Frozen or canned vegetables can be substituted, although some loss of flavor may result.

Maryland crab soup can be simmered on the stove, or allowed to cook all day in a crock pot. Either method produces a hearty, well balanced soup that can be served as a light lunch, appetizer, or as the main component of a full dinner. This flavorful dish can also be served at holiday meals or other special occasions.

Maryland Crab Soup Recipe


8 oz. crab meat
2 cups chicken stock
2 cups water
1 large or 2 small carrots
2 medium potatoes
2 medium tomatoes (fresh) or 2 cups canned diced tomatoes
1 small onion
1/2 cup fresh white corn  (optional)
1/2 cup fresh lima beans  (optional)
1/4 cup celery (optional)
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro (optional)
1 tablespoon chopped parsley (optional)
1 tablespoon Old Bay crab seasoning
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
dash red pepper (optional)


Inspect crab meat closely and remove any shell fragments.
Peel and dice vegetables into small pieces.
Combine crab meat, vegetables, stock, and crab seasoning. Simmer 30 minutes on medium heat or cook 1/2 day or more if using a slow cooker.


For a spicier soup, add additional crab seasoning. Red pepper may also be added to increase intensity.
If desired, cilantro or parsley can be added as a garnish when serving.

Related Information

Blue Crabs
Seafood Recipes