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Virginia to Protect Restored and Wild Oyster Reefs in Certain Tributaries

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission voted unanimously to increase protection for some oyster restoration sites.... Read more >

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Maryland Team Reports Significant Oyster Restoration Progress in Choptank Area

The Maryland Oyster Restoration Interagency Workgroup recently released its 2014 Oyster Restoration Implementation Update.... Read more >


CBIBS Team, Partners Support Buoys during Freeze

Extreme cold weather means the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office's buoy system has experienced icing and fronzen sensors. The NCBO field team is responding.... Read more >

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