Will Baker, President of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), issued this statement today following the announcement that the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission awarded Bill Goldsborough, CBF Director of Fisheries, the Hart Award. The award is the most prestigious honor granted by the Commission. After 33 years working for CBF, Goldsborough plans to retire next month.
"Someday, hopefully in the not too distant future, when the history of the Chesapeake Bay's recovery is written, a whole chapter will be devoted to Bill Goldsborough and his efforts. The magnitude and breadth of his accomplishments on behalf of rockfish, crabs, oysters, and other Bay creatures is astonishing. We at CBF are exceedingly proud of Bill, and grateful to have worked with him.
"Bill grew up on the Eastern Shore, loving the water. He joined CBF as an outdoor educator when his hair was a little thicker and longer. His passion for fishing and his despair at the decline of the Chesapeake and its aquatic life propelled him back to school for an advanced degree, and then into a career advocating for science-based fisheries management."