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 Menhaden.Press Statement

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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Press Statement

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

Press Statement

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



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


Heading out for some fishing during CBF's Veterans on the Susquehanna event. Photo credit B.J. Small/CBF Staff
Out on the water at CBF's Veterans on the Susquehanna event.  Photo by B.J. Small/CBF Staff

Veterans on the Susquehanna

To honor our veterans and celebrate the value of clean waterways in our community, we invite you to join Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), Heroes on the Water, and local Trout Unlimited chapters for a day of fishing, paddling, and fly-fishing lessons on the Susquehanna River. All are welcome. Registration is required.

Find out more and register

National Harbor Restoration Event

Help build reef balls--concrete structures that, when submerged, help restore critical habitat for various fish species, including our native largemouth bass. When complete, the reef balls will be relocated to the bottom of Smoots Bay on the Potomac River. The event runs September 16, 17, and 18. Come one day or come for all three! Registration is required

Find out more and register

Upcoming Events

Shell Shaking (MD)
Fri, 26 Aug 2016
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Veterans on the Susquehanna (PA)
Sat, 27 Aug 2016
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

2016 Summer Forage Tour (VA)
Thu, 01 Sep 2016
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Shell Shaking (MD)
Fri, 02 Sep 2016
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Shell Shaking (MD)
Fri, 09 Sep 2016
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Wetland Planting - Severn River Watershed (MD)
Sat, 10 Sep 2016
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

VoiCeS (Richmond Area)
Tue, 13 Sep 2016
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

National Harbor Reef Ball Event (MD)
Fri, 16 Sep 2016
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

National Harbor Reef Ball Event (MD)
Sat, 17 Sep 2016
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Skipjack Trip (MD)
Sat, 17 Sep 2016
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

National Harbor Reef Ball Event (MD)
Sun, 18 Sep 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

VoiCeS (Richmond Area)
Tue, 20 Sep 2016
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

(Rain Date) National Harbor Reef Ball Event (MD)Event spans multiple days
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 -
Sun, 25 Sep 2016

All Day Event


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Episode #37
Saving the Mighty Susquehanna
August 18, 2016

CBF President Will Baker and Pennsylvania Media Coordinator BJ Small discuss the push to declare the Susquehanna impaired.

Sign our petition to get the Lower Susquehanna on the Impaired Waters List.

Photo © John Pavoncello/York Dispatch

Episode #36
A Jurassic Gem
August 2, 2016

CBF President Will Baker talks with Maryland Senior Scientist Doug Myers about current efforts to save the Atlantic Sturgeon, the Chesapeake’s endangered dinosaur fish.

Want to help save the Atlantic sturgeon? Join CBF's Action Network and we'll let you know when our action alert is live.

Photo credit: iStock

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