August 3, 2016
CBF Statement on Menhaden Harvest Decision Delay
(ALEXANDRIA, VA)—"The Management Board should maintain the status quo for another year when it meets this fall. Now is not the time for an increase in the menhaden harvest cap. We risk causing serious harm to this critical fish population just as it is recovering."
Bill Goldsborough, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Director of Fisheries, issued this statement after the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Menhaden Board meeting this morning. The Board postponed a decision on a proposed increase to the 2017 menhaden harvest cap until the ASMFC's annual meeting in late October. Read More
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August 2, 2016
CBF Statement on Tred Avon: Oysters Still Threatened
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—"By all measures, Maryland's innovative program to help oysters make a comeback in the Chesapeake is working. The public is overwhelmingly in favor of the plan. Restoring oysters to the Bay will mean cleaner water, more fish and aquatic life, and, in time, a more bountiful harvest of oysters. Let's stay the course."
Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement after the Maryland Oyster Advisory Commission yesterday, August 1, recommended to Governor Hogan that the next 8-acre phase of the Tred Avon River oyster restoration project be continued. Read More
August 1, 2016
DEP's Impairment Recommendations for the Susquehanna Must Include Continued Threat to Smallmouth Bass
(HARRISBURG, PA)—"Considering the plight of the smallmouth bass, not declaring the Lower Susquehanna to be impaired is another example of Pennsylvania's continued lack of leadership, dedication, and investment when it comes to following-through with its Clean Water Blueprint commitment that dates back to 2010."
Harry Campbell, executive director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Pennsylvania, issued this statement following the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) release of its Draft Integrated Water Quality Report, which does not include a recommendation that the Lower Susquehanna River be declared an impaired waterway as it relates to the struggles of its smallmouth bass population. Read More
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CBF In the News
August 16, 2016
Millions of Oysters Going into Lafayette River
(ABC 13)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation began planting more than 200,000 oysters into the Lafayette River on Tuesday. The goal is to plant five million oysters total this summer, and 200 "reef balls." That's on top of the 16 million the Foundation planted last year, being done to help fully restore the oyster population in the Lafayette and across the Chesapeake Bay. Read More
CBF In the News
August 9, 2016
Afloat with CBF
(Suffolk News-Herald)—This week, a group of Suffolk Public Schools teachers has been learning about agriculture and the health of local waterways. Through the course of the week, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation has taught participants about different agricultural practices and how they affect the James and Nansemond rivers. The teachers also have talked and worked with local farmers and studied their practices. Read More