Chesapeake Bay

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Md. Man Sentenced to 18 Months in Jail for Poaching Rockfish

A Maryland man has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for illegally harvesting hundreds of thousands of pounds of rockfish from the Chesapeake Bay.


Chesapeake Bay. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Funds to Va. Totaling $1.75 Million Aimed at Bay

Virginia is receiving $1.75 million in federal funds to support the cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay.


Chesapeake Bay. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Environmental Supports Cheer Regulations on Chicken Manure

Maryland lawmakers are targeting phosphorous pollution of the Chesapeake Bay.


Ice on the Chesapeake Bay

Boaters Help Break Frozen Ice on Chesapeake Bay

All of the rivers and creeks around the region are buried under a sheet of ice thanks to the recent winter storms and frigid temperatures, which is a problem when boats still need to navigate them.


Fishing boats sit frozen in ice in the harbor of Tangier Island, Virginia as residents wait for a Coast Guard ice breaker to clear the harbor.  (Photo by Glenn Beil/Getty Images)

Guard Delivers Provisions to Ice-Bound Chesapeake Bay Island

The Virginia National Guard flew in food, medicine and mail to ice-bound Tangier Island, a tiny fishing and tourism outpost in the middle of Chesapeake Bay that has been without ferry service for a week.


Nearly 6,000 people dove into freezing cold water for the 2015 Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge. (Photo Credit: Steve Ruark)

Polar Bear Plunge Sends Thousands Into Chilly Chesapeake Bay

Maryland’s 19th annual Polar Bear Plunge is going on as scheduled despite the winter storm that moved through the area.


Chesapeake Bay. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

USDA Grants to Benefit Chesapeake Bay Restoration

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says Chesapeake Bay restoration projects will receive more than $18 million in funding.


Chesapeake Bay. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Exelon to Fund More Study of Conowingo Dam

The Maryland Department of the Environment says Exelon Corp. will pay up to $3.5 million to fund more study of the Conowingo power dam’s effects on Susquehanna River and Chesapeake Bay water quality.


Chesapeake Blue Crabs. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Blue Crab Industry Struggles Persist in Va.

The downtown waterfront here at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay used to be dotted with so many crab processing plants that Hampton was once known as Crabtown.


Photo credit: Heather Leigh Carroll

Whale Stranded Along Bay in Va. Euthanized

Rescuers euthanized a whale after it was found stranded along the Chesapeake Bay shore in Virginia Beach.