Chesapeake Bay Grasses Have Increased by 10 Percent

Underwater bay grasses covered nearly 65,000 acres of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal rivers in 2007, about 35 percent of the 185,000-acre baywide restoration goal, according to data from scientists with the Chesapeake Bay Program. Though a 10 percent … 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

New Chesapeake Bay Environmental Study Vessel to be Christened at NorthBay Adventure Camp in Maryland

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“R/V Miss Nancy” Will be Used by Middle School Students for Authentic Bay Investigations. The christening of the “R/V Miss Nancy,” a 48-foot-long vessel that will be used by NorthBay Adventure Camp in North East, Md., to take classes of … 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