Maryland’s crab harvest last year led the nation. That’s according to figures released Wednesday by the National Marine Fisheries Service.
Forecasters says this hurricane season could be less active than last and that has environmentalists and researchers hopeful the Chesapeake will avoid a repeat of heavy rains that dumped pollution into the bay last year.
Finding money to clean the bay continues to be an uphill struggle.
Tugboats and the crews that operate them are the subject of a new exhibit coming to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels.
Maryland’s ghost pot retrieval program starts again next month. State officials say watermen have until Friday to apply for work under the program.
Fighting off claims that environmental regulations are job killers, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation says it has facts that prove just the opposite.
Maryland environmental officials are backing off plans to meet Chesapeake Bay restoration goals five years ahead of other states in the bay watershed.
The head of the Queen Anne’s County Watermen’s Association says conditions are improving on the Chesapeake, where debris from Tropical Storm Lee has made it difficult to work on the bay.
The damage caused by last week’s torrential rains isn’t over. It’s just moved on to a new target.
A yoga mat, truck tires, a basketball and the seat from a portable toilet. Those items and thousands more are floating down the Chesapeake Bay, which is receiving the flood waters from the Susquehanna and other rivers swollen by rains from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee.
A new study recommends a moratorium on oyster harvesting in Maryland.
The director of the National Hurricane Center says five to 10 inches of rain are expected to fall across the mid-Atlantic region due to Hurricane Irene, but may not push much water into the upper Chesapeake Bay.