Federal budget cuts trickle down to boating channels

Everyone knows that looming federal budget cuts will have an impact on Maryland, but they are already affecting something as mundane as the boating industry. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will no longer be paying for dredging some of the 60 boating channels it used to maintain.

Maryland creates a new fish story

The state hopes that an emphasis on restructuring the aquaculture industry will increase its worth from the current value of $2 million to at least $10 million in four years. Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration has launched several initiatives to improve the industry.