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July 01, 2015

Blue Crabs Doing Better, But Report Notes There’s Still Room for Improvement

While blue crab numbers increased from last year, a report encourages resource managers to maintain a “risk-averse” approach to setting regulations in order to promote healthy numbers of the Chesapeake Bay’s blue crabs in the future.

The…

June 18, 2015

Seventeen public access sites open along Chesapeake rivers and streams

Last year, Chesapeake Bay Program partners opened 17 boat ramps, fishing piers and other sites that allow the public to access rivers, streams and the Chesapeake Bay. Virginia opened 14 sites, while Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New York…

May 08, 2015

Shad Abundance Surpasses Restoration Goals in Potomac, Rappahannock Rivers

Shad abundance has surged in four Chesapeake Bay rivers, surpassing the restoration goals set by the Chesapeake Bay Program in the Potomac and Rappahannock. While shad populations are at critically low levels along the Atlantic coast,…

April 06, 2015

Trends Show Jurisdictions Reducing Pollution Entering Chesapeake Bay

Pollution controls put in place over the last five years have reduced the amount of nutrients and sediment entering the nation’s largest estuary. While pollution reducing trends continue to be positive, updated data show agricultural…


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In the Headlines

Read the past week's news stories about the Chesapeake Bay from newspapers and journals in the Bay region and beyond.

Editorial: On Delmarva, farmers and technology converge | The (Salisbury, Md.) Daily Times 6/26/2015

Blog: Ginger Cover residents help the Bay with new oysters | Eye On Annapolis 6/25/2015

Blog: Eagles continue their advance along James River | Phys.org 6/26/2015

Blog: Waste combustion system targets poultry litter | Feedstuffs 6/25/2015

Blog: Smaller Chesapeake Bay dead zone forecast, but still significant | FIS 6/26/2015

Slightly smaller dead zone predicted for Chesapeake Bay | Bay Journal 6/24/2015

Feds forecast smaller dead zone in Chesapeake Bay this summer | The (Newport News, Va.) Daily Press 6/24/2015

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