Chesapeake Bay

Pamela D'Angelo

Last year, a scientific report put some astounding numbers to crab pots lost by watermen and the subsequent economic loss when they become death traps for crabs that wander in and can't escape.

Now, a committee of federal and state crab scientists say those numbers were overestimated.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

As President Trump continues to call for spending cuts, congressional Democrats are trying to keep environmental protection funding flowing towards the Chesapeake.

Pamela D'Angelo

Virginia calls itself the "Oyster Capitol of the East Coast.” But because the oyster population remains at historic lows, there's a struggle for oyster farmers and state sanctuaries to keep up with the shell needed to continue producing more oysters.

Oyster Families Remember Life In The Northern Neck

Nov 24, 2017
Pamela D'Angelo

It's wild oyster season around the Chesapeake Bay. In Virginia's Northern Neck, at Belle Isle State Park, a new exhibit slated to open early next year will feature stories from people who lived and worked there during the 1940s and 1950s.

Pamela D'Angelo

Meetings of fisheries managers are not exactly a big draw.

But this week, Atlantic state commissioners' changes in harvests of a menhaden, a baitfish used by crabbers and lobstermen, turned into a hand-wringing session for commercial fishermen, environmentalists, anglers and even the commissioners.

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