December 14, 2016
Approaching a ragtag team of CBF volunteers and staff, my first observation was the putrid stench lofting from the truck lovingly called the, "Spatmobile." On a mild December day last week, CBF partnered with the South River Federation to plant 200,000 spat-on shell and 87,000 adult oysters.
December 13, 2016
In many ways, their stories are the same. Self-described marsh rats, Bill Goldsborough and Chuck Foster both grew up on the Eastern Shore with Bay blood coursing through their veins and fishing rods in their hands.
December 7, 2016
Waterman David Melville harvests clams on "slick cam" (slick calm) waters near Gwynn's Island the day after Thanksgiving.
November 16, 2016
Small, silvery, and packed with nutritional might, menhaden have long been thought of as "the most important fish in the sea."
November 8, 2016
Experts will discuss hot topics in Virginia fisheries at a December 6 forum titled Menhaden Matter. The talk will focus on menhaden, a small oily fish that is a key food for commercially and recreationally important species like the striped bass, bluefish, and summer flounder.
October 28, 2016
They might not be a common feature on dinner plates, but menhaden are often called "the most important fish in the sea."
CBF Couldn't Be Prouder; Bill Goldsborough Led the Charge to Save Rockfish, Crabs, Oysters, and Other Bay Creatures
October 27, 2016
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.
October 26, 2016
Chesapeake Bay Foundation Virginia Senior Scientist Chris Moore issued the following statement after the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Menhaden Management Board meeting this afternoon. The Board voted to increase the current harvest cap by 6.5 percent for 2017.
October 11, 2016
September 13, 2016
"They need our help," explains Doug Myers, CBF Senior Scientist and in-house sturgeon expert. "