2022 Press Releases

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Federal & Watershed-wide Releases

  • CBF Issues Statement On Chesapeake Bay Dead Zone Forecast

    June 28, 2022

    This summer the Chesapeake Bay’s dead zone is predicted to be smaller than average. Researchers attribute the decline to the below average amount of water entering the Bay from the watershed’s tributaries this past spring, as well as decreased nitrogen and phosphorus pollution from jurisdictions within the watershed.

  • CBF Encouraged by Virginia and Maryland’s Changes to Protect Declining Chesapeake Blue Crab Population

    June 28, 2022

    In response to the lowest abundance of crabs ever counted in the 33-year history of the Chesapeake Bay’s winter blue crab dredge survey, fishery managers at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Virginia Marine Resources Commission this week adopted new regulations designed to reduce the crab harvest.

  • CBF Applauds Fiscal 2023 Funding for Marine Species Restoration and Environmental Education

    June 28, 2022

    CBF thanked the House Appropriations Committee for approving two fiscal year 2023 spending bills that contain encouraging funding levels for restoring marine species vital to the Bay region’s economy and educating young people about the Bay and its tributaries.

  • CBF Issues Statement on Bay Program Pollution Data

    June 22, 2022

    Today, the Chesapeake Bay Program released its modeled estimate of pollution reduced over the last year. As part of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, Bay jurisdictions committed to implementing the practices and programs by 2025 that will lead to restored water quality in local rivers, streams, and the Chesapeake Bay.

  • CBF Statement in Response to 2021 UMCES Chesapeake Bay Report Card

    June 6, 2022

    Today, the University of Maryland’s Center for Environmental Science released its 2021 Chesapeake Bay Report Card, which showed modest overall improvement in Bay health while highlighting ongoing struggles to improve water quality in portions of the upper Bay.

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