August 5, 2020
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.
July 21, 2020
Today the attorneys general of Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, and New York joined other states in filing a suit challenging the weakened water quality permitting rule recently finalized by the Trump Administration.
July 8, 2020
The 2019 Bay grasses assessment released by the Chesapeake Bay Program today found a 38 percent decline in grasses between 2018-19.
July 1, 2020
The latest assessment of the Chesapeake Bay’s blue crab population has determined that it is healthy, and no management changes are necessary.
June 17, 2020
Researchers predict a slightly smaller than average dead zone this year, due to reduced rainfall this spring and less nitrogen pollution flowing into the Bay.
May 20, 2020
This year’s survey showed slightly fewer blue crabs in the Bay than in the 2019 survey.
May 18, 2020
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.
April 16, 2020
Chesapeake Bay Foundation launches new online learning series to bring outdoor education experiences to teachers and students tasked with learning remotely.
February 5, 2020
Yesterday, the Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission reviewed and approved conservation equivalency proposals for striped bass management designed to reduce harvest by 18 percent along the Atlantic Coast.
New Initiative Strengthens Watershed Education in Three West Virginia Counties–Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan
January 15, 2020
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has unveiled a new partnership designed for educational and conservation partners to connect students and teachers in Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan counties to meaningful outdoor learning opportunities and watershed education.
January 3, 2020
Today at the Chesapeake Bay Commission meeting, Chesapeake Bay Program Director Dana Aunkst said that the goals of restoring the Bay by implementing the Chesapeake Bay Clean Water Blueprint were merely aspirational and not legally enforceable.