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NCBO Announces Fisheries Research Grant Opportunity; Proposals Due by January 19, 2017

A total of up to $500,000 could be made available for fisheries science research projects that focus on Chesapeake Bay forage.... Read more >


NOAA Funding Supports Student Experiences, Teacher Training

Bay-Watershed Education and Training grants for FY16 have been awarded to organizations around the Chesapeake Bay watershed.... Read more >

Harris Creek three-year oyster check-in report

How Are Oysters and Oyster Reefs in Harris Creek Doing, Three Years Later?

A NOAA report details the health of some oyster reefs in Harris Creek, three years after restoration work.... Read more >


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