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  • Marylanders Agree: Hands off Our Oyster Sanctuaries

    February 24, 2017

    With more than six million residents, Maryland is a melting pot of diverse citizens, with different political leanings, religious beliefs, and racial backgrounds.

  • The View of an Oyster Sanctuary

    February 23, 2017

    The fate of Maryland's oyster population is being worked out in a church basement in Annapolis.

  • Proposal Would Allow Harvest on Nearly 1,000 Acres of Best Oyster Sanctuaries

    February 14, 2017

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement today following the release of a draft plan to change the way oysters are managed in Maryland.

  • The Smell of Saving the Bay

    December 14, 2016

    Approaching a ragtag team of CBF volunteers and staff, my first observation was the putrid stench lofting from the truck lovingly called the, "Spatmobile." On a mild December day last week, CBF partnered with the South River Federation to plant 200,000 spat-on shell and 87,000 adult oysters.

  • Fishing with Marsh Rats

    December 13, 2016

    In many ways, their stories are the same. Self-described marsh rats, Bill Goldsborough and Chuck Foster both grew up on the Eastern Shore with Bay blood coursing through their veins and fishing rods in their hands.

  • What's Bill Seeing in the Field: Slick Cam

    December 7, 2016

    Waterman David Melville harvests clams on "slick cam" (slick calm) waters near Gwynn's Island the day after Thanksgiving.

  • Little Fish, Big Impact

    November 16, 2016

    Small, silvery, and packed with nutritional might, menhaden have long been thought of as "the most important fish in the sea."

  • This Week in the Watershed: A Forgotten Fish

    October 28, 2016

    They might not be a common feature on dinner plates, but menhaden are often called "the most important fish in the sea."

  • Atlantic Sturgeon: A Perfect Poster Fish for the Blueprint

    September 13, 2016

    "They need our help," explains Doug Myers, CBF Senior Scientist and in-house sturgeon expert. "

  • This Week in the Watershed

    August 19, 2016

    George Washington once wrote in his diary that he "went a dragging for Sturgeon," fishing for a culinary staple in the 18th century. But it's more than being mentioned in George Washington's diary that makes the Atlantic sturgeon an American legend.

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