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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.

Dominion Gives Half A Million Dollars In Grants Supporting Environmental Initiatives Across Virginia | PR Newswire 7/29/2014

Maryland man leaves hospital after bout with flesh-eating bacteria | Reuters 7/29/2014

Toxic conversation: Panel addresses contaminants in local waterways | Bay Journal 7/29/2014

Mikulski urges better crab meat labeling | The (Annapolis, Md.) Capital Gazette 7/29/2014

Exploring the oyster debate | The (Easton, Md.) Star Democrat 7/30/2014

Study: Floods more common at Beach | The (Fredericksburg, Va.) News Desk 7/30/2014

Fish agency calls for crackdown on ag-related phosphorus in Susquehanna | Lancaster Online 7/29/2014

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