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FY17 Fisheries Research Project Grants Announced; Focus on Forage and Habitat

The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office has announced the grantees that will receive FY17 funding through the NCBO Fisheries Research Program.... Read more >


NCBO Report Shares Progress in Oyster Reef Research

The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office recently released its annual update on oyster reef ecosystem services research.... Read more >


97% of Harris Creek Reefs Restored in 2013 Are Successful as of 2016

The 2016 Oyster Reef Monitoring Report indicates that 97% of oyster reefs restored in Harris Creek in 2013 met requirements for oyster density and biomass.... Read more >


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