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  • This Week in the Watershed: An Oyster Revival

    October 12, 2018

    Before the Chesapeake was first explored by Captain John Smith in 1608, the Bay was known for its oysters. But the magnitude of the Bay's oyster population has dropped precipitously since the days when Smith wrote that oysters "lay thick as stones."

  • Photo of the Week: Rescued

    October 8, 2018

    An endangered diamond terrapin was rescued from a private citizen in Virginia after it was trapped in a crab pot.

  • Chris Ludford of Pleasure House Oysters Talks Clean Water

    October 4, 2018

    When it comes to clean water, watermen and oyster farmers are on the front line making positive impacts for the Bay and it's rivers and streams.

  • Chesapeake Born

    September 13, 2018

    A lifelong Chesapeake waterman, father of nine, World War II vet, teacher, carpenter, farmer, and husband, Nat Jones life is nothing if not rich.

  • CBF Issues Statement Concerning Oyster Sanctuary Changes

    September 5, 2018

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Today Governor Hogan announced that the state will shift restoration efforts from Breton Bay to the Manokin River. The decision to use only state funds for restoration on the Manokin raises serious concerns that the sanctuary could be opened to harvest in the future.

  • Rod and Reef Slam Fishing Tournament Returns for Second Year to Highlight Diversity of Fish Species on Oyster Reefs

    August 31, 2018

    (SHERWOOD, MD)—Anglers seeking a unique experience on the Chesapeake Bay should register now for the second annual Rod and Reef Slam on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

  • Learn about the Legendary Bay Oyster on Sept. 11

    August 30, 2018

    (VIRGINIA BEACH, VA)—Fisheries experts will discuss the fascinating biology, significant history, and promising future of the native oyster on Sept. 11 at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's next free Brock Environmental Center Learning Series discussion.

  • Now Is Not the Time to Limit Oyster Aquaculture

    August 29, 2018

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation opposes the proposal being discussed by St. Mary's County commissioners to institute an 18-month moratorium preventing oyster aquaculture farmers from using docks in the county.

  • Sept. 15 Clamboree to Benefit Chesapeake Bay Foundation

    August 14, 2018

    (WACHAPREAGUE, VA)—This year's Clamboree will offer delicious Eastern Shore seafood, live music, and stunning views, with all proceeds benefiting the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

  • Sharks in the Bay?!

    August 14, 2018

    A shark catch in southern Maryland waters has launched a flurry of questions across the region. CBF's Doug Myers tells us what we need to know.

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