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  • CBF Statements on Menhaden Conservation Plan

    December 14, 2012

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) has been a leader over the past decade working to achieve a more sustainable population of Atlantic menhaden in the Chesapeake Bay and along the Atlantic coast. CBF issued the following statements after today's decisions by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to reduce annual harvests of menhaden in order to begin restoring the population:

  • CBF Issues Statement on VMRC's Blue Crab Management Plan

    November 19, 2012

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Hampton Roads Senior Scientist Chris Moore issued the following statement regarding the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) decision today about blue crab regulations for the upcoming year: "CBF supports the VMRC decision to maintain most of the current blue crab management plan for the rest of the 2012 and 2013 fishing seasons. Despite lackluster harvests this year, CBF strongly believes the Chesapeake Bay's blue crab population is headed in the right direction.

  • CBF Calls for Reasonable Reductions in Menhaden Catch

    October 15, 2012

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Hampton Roads Senior Scientist Chris Moore issued the following statement regarding the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's proposed changes to the management of Atlantic menhaden: "CBF is calling for fair and reasonable changes to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's management plan in order to rebuild the menhaden population."

  • CBF Statement on Blue Crab Survey

    April 19, 2012

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Fisheries Director Bill Goldsborough issued this statement following the release today of the 2012 blue crab winter dredge survey: "The results of the latest blue crab survey are most heartening. Recruitment (the number of young crabs in the population) is the largest on record, and total abundance approaches levels we have not seen since the early 1990s. Clearly, the blue crab population continues to rebound, and that is great news for crabs, crabbers, and the Chesapeake Bay."

  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation Issues Statement on Army Corps Oyster Restoration Plan

    April 17, 2012

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation Oyster Restoration and Fisheries Scientist Tommy Leggett issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' oyster restoration plan for the Chesapeake Bay. The plan is the subject of a public hearing today in Hampton.

  • Statement from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation on Release Today of Virginia Oyster Harvest Results

    February 7, 2012

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Virginia Oyster Restoration Scientist Tommy Leggett issued this statement following the release today of Virginia's latest oyster harvest results: "Virginia's burgeoning oyster harvests underscore the importance of the Chesapeake Bay as an economic engine for Virginia. Even though degraded, the Bay and Virginia rivers produced $22 million in positive economic impact from last year�s oyster harvest alone. To continue to grow Virginia's economy and create jobs, it is critical that the Commonwealth continue efforts to restore oysters and to improve water quality in the Bay and its rivers. Bay and oyster restoration have never been so timely or important.

  • Atlantic Sturgeon: Last Refuge of the Dinosaur Fish That Saved America

    July 1, 2011

  • More than 3,000 Mussels Placed in James River for Restoration Project

  • Sea Nettles

    I know now that jellyfish do play a role in our Bay's ecosystem.

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