Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman Announces New Bay Protection PoliciesThe chief executive of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, announced two new policies aimed at protecting the Chesapeake Bay.
Chesapeake Bay's Blue Crab Population Increase Is Good News, Officials SayAn estimated total of 594 million blue crabs, a 60 percent increase over last year. This includes 190 million females, a 29 percent jump, as well as 324 million juveniles.
Chesapeake Bay's Blue Crab Population Increased By 60% From Last Year, Survey SaysThe Chesapeake Bay's blue crab population increased by 60 percent in one year, a survey said, making the total population of blue crabs at 594 million.
Is Smith Island Sinking? Army Corp. Of Engineers' Multi-Million Dollar Project Hopes To Stop ErosionWater is at the center of life on this island. Three tiny villages make up one small community living off the bounty of the water that surrounds them.
'It Is Fragile' | Md. Lawmakers Introduce Legislation To Reauthorize Chesapeake Bay Gateway ProgramA longtime advocate of the bay, Sen. Ben Cardin joined other state leaders for Earth Day in Annapolis- introducing legislation to reauthorize the Chesapeake Bay Gateway Program, while spotlighting clean water and healthy wildlife.
Maryland Striped Bass Trophy Season Opens April 20Maryland's striped bass trophy season opens on April 20 and will last until May 15.
Chesapeake Bay's Health At Risk After Trump Issues Executive Order Relaxing Clean Water RulesBefore the Susquehanna River enters the Chesapeake Bay, the Conowingo Dam churns electric power from it. It's the kind of energy that falls under federal regulations.
Gov. Hogan, 3 Other Governors Call For Bay Funding Boost The governors of four states and the mayor of the District of Columbia are asking Congressional leaders to boost funding for Chesapeake Bay cleanup.
Maryland Lawmakers Approve Oyster Restoration BillThe bill prohibits catching oysters in the five sanctuaries. They are Harris Creek, the Little Choptank River, the Tred Avon River, the St. Mary's River and the Manokin River.
Hogan Urges Congressional Leaders To Oppose Bay Funding CutsMaryland's governor is urging congressional leaders to oppose cuts to Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts in President Donald Trump's budget.
Study Details Options For New Chesapeake Bay Bridge SpanThe map shows options for bridge sites spanning either side of the Chesapeake Bay.
Efforts Build To Reduce 'Ghost' Crab Pots In Chesapeake BayResearchers are trying to figure out how to reduce the number abandoned crab pots in the Chesapeake Bay
New Farm Bill Will Fund Initiatives To Keep Chesapeake Bay HealthyIt's not always obvious, but the Chesapeake Bay's health is linked to farming.
Maryland Oyster Population Drops To 300 Million, Assessment SaysIn 1998, it was estimated there were 600 million oysters in Maryland waters. Now, a new population assessment finds that number has dropped nearly half.
Heavy Rains, Flooding Could Affect Future Oyster HarvestsThe oyster recovery project has been working to increase oyster stocks, by planting millions of oyster larvae attached to old shells. It's not certain how they survived this year, or how well wild oysters reproduced.