ASMFC Atlantic Menhaden Board Approves Addendum to Extend Menhaden Reduction Fishery Cap for 3 Years

The Commission’s Atlantic Menhaden Management Board approved Addendum IV to Amendment 1 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Menhaden. Addendum IV extends the Chesapeake Bay reduction fishery harvest cap, established through Addendum III, for an additional three years … 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