January 13, 2021
Maryland is at a crossroads in its efforts to meet pollution reduction goals in time for the 2025 bay cleanup deadline.
January 5, 2021
This year, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's assessment of the State of the Bay remained at a D+, but declined by one point from 2018. While concerning, the decline is largely due to ineffective management of the Bay's striped bass population, as opposed to water quality concerns.
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.
Bipartisan Bill Would Increase Funding for NOAA’s Chesapeake Bay Office, Benefit Oysters, Crabs, and Other Valuable Fisheries
January 27, 2020
Legislation introduced today would reauthorize the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Chesapeake Bay Office and proposes increasing its annual funding from $12 million in 2021 to $24.6 million in 2024.
October 31, 2019
“This is an important step in a much larger process to recover the striped bass population up and down the Atlantic Coast."
September 24, 2019
The Virginia Marine Resources Commission voted to give final approval to changes to regulations for Virginia's striped bass fisheries to address overfishing.
August 27, 2019
Today the Virginia Marine Resources Commission approved emergency changes to the regulations for Virginia’s striped bass fisheries, including lowering the daily limit for the fall recreational season from two fish to one fish.
August 8, 2019
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission aims to address overfishing of the striped bass population in the Chesapeake Bay and along the Atlantic Coast after recent assessments confirmed that numbers of the fish are down significantly.
April 30, 2019
(ARLINGTON, VA)—In order to reduce fish mortality and restore a thriving striped bass population, today the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission voted to begin developing changes to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for the striped bass harvest coastwide.
April 23, 2019
(ARLINGTON, VA)—The Virginia Marine Resources Commission voted today to close the trophy striped bass fishing season this spring following concerns about the striped bass population.
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