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

Chesapeake Bay Oyster Restoration Program Update

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Chesapeake Bay Office, along with the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP), have released reports outlining the progress made by Maryland and Virginia in recent years to increase significant acreage of oyster reefs. These multiagency … Continued

Maryland Oyster Management Areas Review (Draft)

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Maryland’s Oyster Advisory Commission (OAC) recently received a draft proposal for revising the state’s current oyster management areas. The proposal was based on deliberations at past commission meetings and includes stakeholder comments and recommendations from the commercial seafood industry, conservationists, … Continued