• This Week in the Watershed

    August 19, 2016

    George Washington once wrote in his diary that he "went a dragging for Sturgeon," fishing for a culinary staple in the 18th century. But it's more than being mentioned in George Washington's diary that makes the Atlantic sturgeon an American legend.

  • CBF Statement on Menhaden Harvest Decision Delay

    August 3, 2016

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation Fisheries Director Bill Goldsborough issued the following statement after the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Menhaden Board meeting this morning.

  • CBF Statement on Tred Avon: Oysters Still Threatened

    August 2, 2016

    Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director at 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.

  • Lea's Clean Water Story

    August 2, 2016

    Since my early childhood, I have had a passion for marine science and protecting our coastal ecosystems.

  • DEP's Impairment Recommendations for the Susquehanna Must Include Continued Threat to Smallmouth Bass

    August 1, 2016

    Harry Campbell, executive director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) 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.

  • Maryland Oysters Are Threatened Again

    July 28, 2016

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is calling for the Hogan Administration to follow good science, and to allow oyster restoration to continue as planned in the state.

  • This Week in the Watershed

    July 22, 2016

    There are many things we love about the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams, but near the top of the list are all the wonderful critters.

  • Good News about Oysters

    July 21, 2016

    Persuading microscopic oyster larvae to "set" on old shells is as simple as placing plenty of both into a large round tank of circulating Bay water and leaving them together for several days. Right?

  • The Chesapeake's Oldest and Largest

    July 12, 2016

    There's an ancient fish in our Chesapeake Bay, and it's threatened with extinction on our watch.

  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Summertime Fishing

    May 18, 2016

    We were fishing a 12-14-foot-deep restoration oyster reef near the U.S. Naval Academy. This particular reef, an underwater point jutting out into the channel, is an example of where oysters thrive.

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