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.
Virginia is receiving $1.75 million in federal funds to support the cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay.
Maryland lawmakers are targeting phosphorous pollution of the 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.
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.
Maryland’s 19th annual Polar Bear Plunge is going on as scheduled despite the winter storm that moved through the area.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says Chesapeake Bay restoration projects will receive more than $18 million in funding.
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.
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.
Rescuers euthanized a whale after it was found stranded along the Chesapeake Bay shore in Virginia Beach.