Striped bass — also known around here as rockfish — are reproducing at an average to above-average rate in the bay, according to the latest annual surveys done over the summer in Maryland and Virginia waters.
Gov. Larry Hogan says progress in fighting pollution in the Chesapeake Bay could be at risk, if Maryland doesn’t pursue a comprehensive regional approach to reducing pollution in the Susquehanna River, which flows through the dam.
Storms can reduce the salinity of Chesapeake Bay, which in turn can affect crab growth and migration patterns. But that’s not the only thing about which watermen worry.
A three-day weekend is a welcomed time for sellers of Maryland blue crabs. At the fish market in Southwest D.C., people line up for the regional staple at Jessie Taylor Seafood. See photos.
The 12-year-old Baltimore girl who died Tuesday in a suspected drowning at Sandy Point Park was in an area of the Chesapeake Bay restricted to swimming when she was overcome by a strong current, Maryland Natural Resources Police said Wednesday.
If you’ve been to an aquarium, you may have actually touched a cownose ray; they’re often part of “touch tank” displays, where aquarium visitors can see the animals up close.
Ever wish that you had a home on private land overlooking the Chesapeake Bay with enough space for your personal chef and dinner guests? Well, your dream can now come true. See photos.
Officials joined the Environmental Protection Agency and the Chesapeake Bay Commission to sign a directive to increase technical assistance to farmers to help reduce pollutants from runoff in the Chesapeake Bay.
Maryland’s governor, who’s the current chair of the Chesapeake Executive Council, said he’ll press other states Tuesday to “step up” their efforts to cut pollution that affects the Chesapeake.
Eighty-eight restaurants in D.C., Maryland and Virginia are participating Sunday by donating to a recovery effort focused on helping oysters in the Chesapeake Bay.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and other state officials have accused upstream states of failing to take responsibility for pollution that is pouring into the Chesapeake Bay, after last week’s record rainfall.
Virginia officials say a body found in the Chesapeake Bay is believed to be the missing passenger from a tractor-trailer that went off the side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.
Area police and Coast Guard crews were searching the Bay after the accident, which occurred around 6:30 p.m. Friday on the western side of the southbound span.
A Virginia resident is dead after getting infected by a strain of a flesh-eating bacterium in bodies of water in the area.
The overall health index score for 2017 was moderate overall, but it reflects a trend of significant improvements.