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June 26, 2017

2017 Blue Crab Advisory Report Released

In a report released today, the Chesapeake Bay Program encouraged the jurisdictions that manage the Bay’s blue crab fisheries to maintain a risk-averse approach as they set regulations in 2017. The report confirmed that while the 2017…

June 08, 2017

Chesapeake Executive Council Signs Resolution in Support of Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership

Today, at the annual meeting of the Chesapeake Executive Council, representatives from the six Chesapeake Bay watershed states, the District of Columbia and the Chesapeake Bay Commission, signed a resolution in support of the Chesapeake…

May 25, 2017

24 New Public Access Sites Open in Chesapeake Bay Watershed

The Chesapeake Bay Program is pleased to announce that in 2016, our partners opened 24 boat ramps, fishing piers and other sites that grant the public access to creeks, streams and rivers in the region. Virginia opened 14 sites along nine…

April 27, 2017

Rise in Chesapeake Bay Underwater Grasses for Fourth Year in a Row

In 2016, an estimated 97,433 acres of underwater grasses were mapped in the Chesapeake Bay: the highest amount ever recorded by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS).

This total is 7,433 acres greater than the Chesapeake Bay…

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