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Chesapeake Bay

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  • New move to save historic shad

    New move to save historic shad
    There's new help on the way for what used to be the Chesapeake Bay's most important fish, though how much good it will do remains to be seen. The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council has enacted a first-ever cap on how many American shad and...
  • Dismal shad run puts Conowingo Dam in crosshairs

    Dismal shad run puts Conowingo Dam in crosshairs
    It's been a busy but ultimately disappointing spring for the crew that runs the big fish lift at Conowingo Dam. Since the beginning of April, the aquatic elevator near Darlington has hoisted more than a million finny creatures up the 94-foot wall...
  • Maryland to limit female crab catch

    Maryland to limit female crab catch
    Maryland moved Monday to reduce the commercial harvest of female blue crabs in the aftermath of a survey finding that the Chesapeake Bay's crab population hit a five-year low last winter. The Department of Natural Resources announced that it was...
  • Chesapeake Bay's health said to be improving [Letter]

    Editor: A recent Aegis editorial about the health of the Chesapeake Bay ("Stormwater fee set low in Harford the best of a bad situation," April 23) is [off base]. Certainly the job of restoring the Bay is far from finished, but the Aegis is incorrect in...
  • Water watchdogs needed

    Water watchdogs needed
    "I give the environmental community, including myself, a C for passing new laws and regulations, and an F in making them work." — Richard Klein, founder, Community & Environmental Defense Services More than 30 years ago Richard Klein, in a few...
  • Storm triggers big Howard sewage spill

    Storm triggers big Howard sewage spill
    Sandy knocked out power to Howard County's "water reclamation" plant in Savage, causing 20 to 25 million gallons of untreated but rain-diluted human waste to spill into the Little Patuxent River, a branch of one of the Chesapeake Bay's most degraded...
  • Potomac named America's most endangered river

    Potomac named America's most endangered river
    The Potomac River, which flows between Maryland and Virginia, was named the nation's "most endangered" waterway today by a Washington-based environmental group. American Rivers put the Potomac atop its annual list of endangered rivers.  Though cleaner...
  • Pennsylvanians debate declaring Susquehanna "impaired"

    Pennsylvanians debate declaring Susquehanna "impaired"
    Pennsylvanians are debating whether the Susquehanna River - the Chesapeake Bay's leading source of fresh water - should be declared "impaired" because of mysterious illnesses and declines in its fish. Lancaster Online reports that the Pennsylvania Fish...
  • Bernie goes deep in 25th Patuxent wade-in

    Bernie goes deep in 25th Patuxent wade-in
    Bernie Fowler evidently found the faintest glimmer of hope Sunday in his 25th annual Patuxent River wade-in.  The Associated Press reports the former Calvert County state senator and friends made it 35 inches deep into the river at Jefferson-Patterson...
  • Eastern Shore eateries go beyond detour to destination

    Eastern Shore eateries go beyond detour to destination
    Now is the time. Early fall is when the pleasures peak in Talbot and Dorchester counties. That's when these Eastern Shore towns stop being detours along the way to the shore and turn into full-fledged destinations. There are practical advantages to...
  • Want to spend time on Chesapeake Bay? "Crab Decks & Tiki Bars" offers options

    Want to spend time on Chesapeake Bay? "Crab Decks & Tiki Bars" offers options
    Bill Wade and his wife, Susan, might live in Washington, D.C., but they spend their spare time on the Chesapeake Bay with their sons. It’s a family tradition passed along from Bill’s father, firefighter turned waterman after his wife won a...