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  • This Week in the Watershed: A Chesapeake Bay Turducken

    June 2, 2017

    Anyone who has been fishing or crabbing can attest that half the fun is the thrill of not knowing what exactly is on the end of the line or in the pot.

  • Locust Blooms and Other Springtime Delights

    May 30, 2017

    Between soft crab sandwiches and memorable days on the water, there is much to celebrate in the first peeler run. If we want to keep these runs strong, though, we're going to have to manage our harvests carefully and continue the struggle to restore their underwater grass habitats and the dissolved oxygen they need to keep growing.

  • Gardeners Restore Reefs, Too

    May 25, 2017

    On a breezy spring day, Claire Neubert hauled a wire cage full of oysters onto her dock on Elizabeth Lake at the top of the Hampton River. This miniature oyster reef was full of life. Barnacles sprouted from shells. Little fish squirmed among the oysters. Tiny crabs crawled into the crevices.

  • Growing Oysters in the Inner Harbor Is a Success

    May 23, 2017

    (BALTIMORE, MD)—A surging number of business representatives, students and other volunteers have successfully raised thousands of oysters in the Inner Harbor as part of the Great Baltimore Oyster Partnership.

  • CBF: Annual Crab Survey Numbers Suggest Need to Maintain Regulations

    April 19, 2017

    (RICHMOND, VA)—Chris Moore, Senior Scientist at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement today following the release of the annual Winter Crab Dredge Survey in Maryland and Virginia.

  • Oyster Reports Show Restoration Efforts Are Working, but Much Work Remains

    April 13, 2017

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Allison Colden, Maryland Fisheries Scientist with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement following the release today of reports outlining the progress made by Maryland and Virginia in recent years to increase significant acreage of oyster reefs.

  • Precaution Prevails; Oysters Won't Be Harvested from Sanctuary Reefs without Complete Science

    April 6, 2017

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement today on HB 924 becoming law.

  • 90-Year-Old Volunteer to Save the Bay

    March 28, 2017

    Though Walter Zadan recently celebrated his 90th birthday, the Williamsburg resident keeps up a schedule that is unusual for a nonagenarian.

  • Leave Chesapeake Bay Oyster Sanctuaries Alone

    March 21, 2017

    In the current hostile political climate, we can't seem to agree on any government policy. But that's exactly what happened in Maryland this past month. A poll found about 90 percent of Maryland voters, across party lines, want the state to protect oyster sanctuaries.

  • Poll: MD Voters Overwhelmingly Support Oyster Sanctuaries

    February 24, 2017

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—An overwhelming majority of Maryland voters across party lines support maintaining existing Chesapeake Bay oyster sanctuaries, according to a poll by a bipartisan research team commissioned by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF).

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