NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office Oyster Reef Ecosystem Projects

December 15th, 2014

The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office is funding seven projects that seek to quantify the benefits that restored oyster reefs provide to the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. Projects include: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science: “Integrated Assessment of Oyster Reef Ecosystem Services: Quantifying Denitrification Rates and Nutrient Fluxes” Virginia Institute of Marine Science: “Ecosystem Services of […]

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Baltimore Harbor Water Alert

December 15th, 2014

A new Baltimore Harbor Water Alert website provides water-quality data for Baltimore’s Harbor, rivers and streams in an interactive mapping format. Water-quality data are presented in near real-time with assessment based upon State and Federal standards for ecological and human health. Users are able to graph, compare and explore data and locate their home, school […]

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Chesapeake Catch Smartphone App

November 27th, 2014

A new website and smartphone app will help Maryland-area anglers collect and share data about Chesapeake Bay sport fish. Chesapeake Catch is a project led by Maryland-area anglers to gather voluntary information from all anglers to better inform themselves and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources in fisheries management decisions and policies. Chesapeake Catch will […]

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Lower Susquehanna River Watershed Assessment

November 21st, 2014

The reservoir behind the Conowingo Dam is trapping smaller amounts of sediment and has essentially reached its limit to trap in the long term, according to a Lower Susquehanna River Watershed Assessment. However, a large majority of the pollution to the Chesapeake Bay from the Susquehanna River comes from runoff from pollution sources from the […]

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Coastal States to Implement MRIP Angler Survey

November 15th, 2014

Beginning in 2016, coastal states from Maine through Georgia will transition to conducting the Access Point Angler Intercept Survey (APAIS) to collect information on marine recreational fishing catch and effort data in their own waters, according to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC). APAIS, which is a component of the Marine Recreational Information Program […]

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