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  • Our Greatest Fears

    November 21, 2018

    Monday's presentation confirmed some of our greatest fears about the Bay’s oyster population. The results found that Maryland’s oyster population declined by more than half from around 600 million market size oysters in 1999 to less than 300 million in early 2018.

  • CBF Statement on Maryland Oyster Stock Assessment

    November 20, 2018

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Maryland Department of Natural Resources presented part of its first-ever state oyster stock assessment Monday night in Annapolis.

  • The Original Thanksgiving Dinner Reimagined

    November 15, 2018

    We can only imagine the bounty the Bay could have provided the first Thanksgiving participants, just a decade removed from Captain John Smith’s first voyage up the Chesapeake.

  • CBF Statement on Juvenile Striped Bass Survey in Chesapeake Bay

    October 18, 2018

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Juvenile striped bass numbers in the Chesapeake Bay are higher than average this year, according to survey results released this week by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

  • 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.

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