2008 Young-of-Year Striped Bass Survey Shows Below Average Reproduction

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service recently finalized the 2008 striped bass (rockfish) juvenile index, a measure of striped bass spawning success in Chesapeake Bay. The 2008 index is 3.2, below the long-term average of 11.7. During the … Continued

Maryland Offers Environmental Restoration Work to Watermen

Recognizing the challenges facing Maryland’s commercial fishing industry and the Chesapeake Bay’s blue crab population, earlier this year Governor Martin O’Malley worked with members of the General Assembly to secure $3 million in capital funding for projects to help mitigate … Continued

DNR Announces 2008 Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Regulations

On April 21, 2008, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) proposed new recreational and commercial harvest regulations to help rebuild the Chesapeake Bay blue crab population and fishery. The proposed regulations are designed to reduce female blue crab harvest … Continued

Virginia-Maryland Governors Announce Chesapeake Bay Crab Rebuilding Plan

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and Virginia Governor Timothy M. Kaine have announced their commitment to work together to rebuild the Chesapeake Bay’s beleaguered blue crab population by directing state regulators and scientists to implement management strategies to revive the imperiled … Continued