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Fisheries GIT Meets, Discusses Key Species

The entire Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team recently met for two intensive days of presentations and discussion.... Read more >


Choptank River Complex Is One of Two New Areas Selected for Focused Habitat Restoration

Two new sites have been selected as Habitat Focus Areas under NOAA’s Habitat Blueprint--one of which is the Choptank River complex in Maryland and Delaware.... Read more >


NCBO-funded Research Focuses on Biology, Trends of Invasive Catfish

Initially introduced for sportfishing in several Virginia tributaries, blue and flathead catfish are considered invasive in the Bay. Some scientists are researching their effects.... Read more >

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