Ever Forward Grounding Mitigation Fund Oyster Plantings

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The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will plant about 147 million oyster spat, or juvenile oysters, on 41 acres in Anne Arundel County waters with mitigation funds from the 2022 grounding of M/V Ever Forward on an upper Chesapeake … Continued

2023 Chesapeake Bay Fall Oyster Survey

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The Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Fall Oyster Survey recorded prolific numbers and widespread distribution of juvenile oysters in Maryland waters of the Chesapeake Bay. The survey’s spatfall intensity index, a measure of reproductive success and potential population growth for … Continued

2023 MD-VA Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Surveys

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Surveys of juvenile striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay watershed found lower numbers of fish in 2023. Conducted by biologists in Maryland and Virginia, the surveys included counts of juvenile striped bass and other species in waters of the Chesapeake … Continued