Maryland Comprehensive Oyster Restoration Plan

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The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently announced the state’s comprehensive oyster restoration plan. DNR expects to recommend Breton Bay and the upper St. Mary’s River as the fourth and fifth tributaries to satisfy the state’s commitment to the … Continued

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

Maryland Coastal Resiliency Grants

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  The Maryland Board of Public Works (BPW) recently approved funding for a new Coastal Resiliency Grant Program to help Maryland’s coastal communities enhance their resiliency to the effects of extreme storms and weather. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) … Continued

2017 Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund Grants

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In September, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced more than $12.6 million in grants to support the restoration and conservation of the Chesapeake Bay watershed in six states and the District … 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