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Nathan Kensinger

ASMFC Adopts Groundbreaking Change to Menhaden Fishery Management

For the first time, ASMFC has committed to including Ecological Reference Points—the value of the species to the ecosystem—in its fishery management plans.

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CBF, National Parks Conservation Association Oppose EPA Proposal to Devalue Co-benefits of Air Pollution Rules

CBF and the National Parks Conservation Association have filed comments opposing EPA’s reliance on questionable legal authority to create a dangerously unbalanced approach to analyzing the costs and benefits of air pollution limits.

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CBF Praises House Investments in 2021 Bay Oyster Restoration and Environmental Education

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation welcomed today’s vote in the House of Representatives for fiscal year 2021 spending plans that include funding for oyster restoration through the Army Corps of Engineers and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Bay watershed education program.

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Upcoming Events

The health and safety of our visitors, volunteers, supporters, and staff are our top priorities, and we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation. For updates on CBF's activities and events, see our blog.

Tuesday, August 11

BEC Learning Series: Clean Water is a Right

6:30-7:30 p.m.
Registration Deadline: August 10
Tuesday, November 10

2020 Maryland Shellfish Aquaculture Conference

8:30 a.m – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 12

Bands in the Sand

5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Philip Merrill Environmental Center
Annapolis, Maryland

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