Mallows Bay Water Quality Monitoring Partnership (NMSF-DNR)

posted in: Environmental Issues | 0

The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (NMSF) and Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have announced a five-year partnership to monitor water quality at Mallows Bay on the Potomac River, a site being considered for designation as a national marine sanctuary. … Continued

Atlantic Menhaden Interstate Fishery Management Plan Amendment 3

posted in: Commercial Fishing | 0

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) recently set the total allowable catch of Atlantic menhaden for the 2018 and 2019 fishing seasons at 216,000 metric tons (mt). ASMFC also approved Amendment 3 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) … Continued

2017 Maryland Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Survey

posted in: Science-Research | 0

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