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Oyster shells in a pile.

Lauren Winther-Hansen

With Restaurants Shuttered, Don’t Forget to Recycle Oyster Shells

With indoor dining in restaurants still restricted, oyster restoration efforts are facing a depleted supply of the shells needed to stock sanctuary oyster reefs

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A blue crab perches on the edge of a dock, ready to jump back into the water below.

Kim Cover

CBF Statement on Blue Crab Survey Results

This year’s survey showed slightly fewer blue crabs in the Bay than in the 2019 survey.

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CBF Issues Notice of Intent to Sue EPA over Failure to Hold Pennsylvania and New York Accountable

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and its partners filed a notice of intent to sue the federal Environmental Protection Agency for its failure to require Pennsylvania and New York to develop implementation plans that will achieve the 2025 Bay restoration goals.

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