Blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay have hit record numbers, reaching their highest population since 1993.
Crabs are crawling early out of the mud in the southern end of the Chesapeake Bay, and that’s only the beginning of changes expected from the warm, dry winter in the nation’s largest estuary.
Virginia’s second phase of a plan to help clean up the Chesapeake Bay has been submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency.
President Barack Obama’s chief environmental adviser will be in Maryland to discuss efforts to promote healthy oceans and coasts.
Maryland agriculture and environmental officials are opposing a bill to prohibit additional bay restoration regulations on farmers until other states in the watershed catch up to their pollution reductions.
Maryland’s starts a program next month to retrieve empty crab pots throughout the bay area, creating new jobs. State officials say watermen have until Friday to apply for work under the program.