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  • August 07, 2014

    Five facts about Vibrio

    Vibrio occurs naturally in the Chesapeake Bay, but infection with the bacteria can be avoided.

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July 02, 2014

Annual Analysis of Blue Crab Population Voices Caution

The newly released 2014 Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Advisory Report encourages fishery managers around the Chesapeake Bay to take a risk-averse approach to blue crab management this year, due primarily to a decrease in the number of female…

June 16, 2014

Six Governors, D.C. Mayor, EPA Administrator and Chesapeake Bay Commission Chair Sign Landmark Agreement to Restore and Protect Bay Watershed

This afternoon, the Chesapeake Executive Council—which represents the seven watershed jurisdictions, a tri-state policy group and federal agencies—signed the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement, committing Chesapeake Bay Program partners to…

May 22, 2014

Thirty-six new public access sites opened along Chesapeake rivers and streams

Last year, Chesapeake Bay Program partners opened 36 new public access sites along rivers and streams in the watershed, bringing the total number of access sites in the region to 1,208. In fact, more public access sites were opened in 2013…

April 21, 2014

Chesapeake Bay’s Underwater Grass Abundance Rises 24 Percent

Between 2012 and 2013, underwater grass abundance in the Chesapeake Bay increased 24 percent, reversing the downward trend of the last three years.

The Chesapeake Bay Program tracks underwater grass abundance as an indicator of Bay…


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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.

More harm than good from Maryland crab ban, experts say | The Baltimore (Md.) Sun 8/21/2014

Heavy rainfall leads to algae blooms in bay | The (Annapolis, Md.) Capital Gazette 8/20/2014

Beaulieu Vineyards, Chesapeake Bay Trust partner to help Bay | The (Easton, Md.) Star Democrat 8/20/2014

Chip Akridge named 2014 Chesapeake Champion | The (Easton, Md.) Star Democrat 8/20/2014

Environmental regulators, CSX discuss April derailment in Lynchburg | The Roanoke (Va.) Times 8/20/2014

Chesapeake Bay Algae Bloom Affects Crab Season | CBS Baltimore (Md.) TV 8/20/2014

Opinion: Farm lobby fights regs, regulators fail to monitor, pollution goes on | Bay Journal News Service 8/20/2014

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