2017 Maryland Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Survey

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Results of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources 2017 Chesapeake Bay young-of-year striped bass survey indicates above average spawning rates. The annual survey’s index is 13.2, above the 64-year average of 11.7. The striped bass, known locally as rockfish, is … Continued

2017 NOAA Chesapeake Bay Fisheries Science Program Grants

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The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office recently announced the grantees that will receive FY17 funding through the NCBO Fisheries Research Program. Having heard from the management and scientific community that more knowledge is needed regarding the Chesapeake Bay’s forage base, the … Continued

Atlantic Sturgeon Critical Habitat Designations (Proposed)

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On June 2, NOAA Fisheries announced two proposed rules to designate critical habitat for five distinct population segments of federally listed Atlantic sturgeon. NOAA Fisheries is proposing to protect important river habitat for the threatened Gulf of Maine population segment … Continued

Choptank River Watershed Restoration

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A variety of restoration projects are ongoing in the Choptank River watershed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), its partners, and citizens groups. Choptank River Watershed Facts: Located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the watershed includes the Choptank and … Continued

Susquehanna River Migratory Fish Agreement

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Exelon Generation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recently announced an agreement to restore Susquehanna River shad and river herring. Exelon will improve fish passage facilities at Conowingo Dam and transport up to 100,000 American shad and 100,000 … Continued