September 19, 2023
Striped bass face growing challenges from habitat loss, low oxygen levels, and climate change as they struggle to recover from a significant decline on the East Coast.
September 18, 2023
The Chesapeake Oyster Alliance (COA) welcomed its 100th partner this month, marking an important milestone for the coalition.
CBF Food & Farm Fest Celebrates Delicious Local Fare, Family Fun, and Environmentally Friendly Farming
September 7, 2023
With fall just around the corner, CBF invites you to join our celebration of the Bay region’s best local food and drink from noon to 4 pm on Saturday, October 14, at CBF’s Clagett farm in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
August 22, 2023
Scientists and imaging specialists will help save freshwater mussels, one of the most endangered classes of organisms, using 3D imaging technology.
August 3, 2023
Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) President and CEO Hilary Harp Falk is pleased to announce that CBF has a new top watchdog protecting clean water and the communities that depend on it in Paul Smail, who has been promoted to Vice President for Litigation and General Counsel, Richard T. Pelham Chair.
ASMFC Extends Size Limit on Recreational Bass Catch but Defers Decision on Addendum to Long-Term Recovery Plan
August 2, 2023
Continuing its efforts to aid the comeback of striped bass, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) voted yesterday to extend the emergency regulation it adopted in May to reduce striped bass mortality. The ASMFC also continued work on a draft Addendum II to the striped bass management plan outlining additional options for the long-term recovery of striped bass populations.
July 6, 2023
The results of the annual Bay grasses survey found a 12 percent increase in Bay grasses over the previous year.
June 22, 2023
A new report predicts that this summer the Chesapeake Bay's dead zone will be 33 percent smaller than average.
June 5, 2023
CBF mourns the loss of Dr. Beth McGee, CBF’s Director of Science and Agricultural Policy. Since coming to CBF in 2003, Beth played a crucial role in assessing the health of the Bay, leading the science of Bay restoration, and helping CBF craft policy solutions.
May 26, 2023
There’s still time to get tickets to attend CBF's Bands in the Sand beach concert, the waterfront party of the year that helps CBF fund its Bay-saving mission.
May 18, 2023
After reaching record low numbers last year, the Chesapeake Bay blue crab population is showing some signs of improvement in the 2023 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey results released today.
May 16, 2023
Following an emergency action setting new limits on the striped bass fishery, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is holding four virtual hearings this month to seek input from the public.
May 9, 2023
A new report from the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee evaluates why progress to restore local rivers, streams, and the Chesapeake Bay has been slower than expected and looks at ways to accelerate efforts to reduce pollution.
Report Shows Increased Fishing Pressure on Striped Bass, CBF Applauds Additional Action to Restore Population
May 3, 2023
Recreational fishing pressure on striped bass increased in 2022 along the Atlantic Coast even as the population is struggling to recover from a dramatic decline, according to the latest update from the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC).
February 7, 2023
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is pleased to announce that Carmera Thomas-Wilhite has joined the organization as Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice.
February 1, 2023
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Board of Trustees last week elected Otis S. Jones as its chair for a three-year term.
January 9, 2023
The Chesapeake Oyster Alliance (COA) in partnership with Chesapeake Bay Trust is proud to announce over $115,000 in new grants were recently awarded to 13 different oyster-related businesses and organizations to enhance efforts to add more oysters to the Bay.
January 6, 2023
Today, the Chesapeake Bay Commission (CBC) announced it selected Anna Killius as its new Executive Director.
January 5, 2023
Overall, the unchanged score is largely a result of failures to make needed changes on farmland to reduce pollution.