Atlantic Striped Bass Interstate Fishery Management Plan Addendum VI

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board recently approved Addendum VI to Amendment 6 of the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Striped Bass. The Addendum reduces all state commercial quotas by 18%, and implements … Continued

ASMFC Finds Virginia Out of Compliance with Atlantic Menhaden Amendment 3

In October, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) found the Commonwealth of Virginia out of compliance with a mandatory management measure contained in Amendment 3 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (IFMP) for Atlantic Menhaden. ASMFC will notify the … Continued

2016 CBF State of the Bay Report

The latest Chesapeake Bay Foundation State of the Bay Report rated the estuaries’ over health higher, with an overall score of 34 (C-). The CBF report cites continued implementation of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint and below average rainfall as factors that … Continued

Sea Gull Pier to Close For Renovations

  The Sea Gull Fishing Pier on The Chesapeake Bay Bridge – Tunnel’s first Island will be closed to the public during the construction of new parallel tunnel at the Thimble Shoal Channel. The Thimble Shoal Channel tunnel project is … Continued

NOAA and Smithsonian Project to Improve Chesapeake Bay Nearshore Habitat Management

NOAA has awarded the Smithsonian Institution’s Environmental Research Center and several partner organizations $946,000 for the first year of an anticipated five-year, $5 million collaborative project to study the degradation of nearshore coastal habitats in the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays. … Continued