Tag: Chesapeake Bay

By Bill Hall   On Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, the Virginia Marine Resources Commission passed additional regulatory measures affecting Virginia’s commercial and recreational striped bass/rockfish fisheries. These “emergency actions” were in response to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) 2018 Striped Bass Benchmark Stock Assessment, which indicated that the biomass...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton County Administrator Charles Kolakowski reported Aug. 27 that the entire Chesapeake Bay could soon become a no-discharge zone under the Clean Water Act, a federal law that aims to reduce pollution in U.S. waters.  That means ships would not be permitted to discharge untreated or treated...
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By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton County Director of Planning and Zoning Susan McGhee recently pointed out some huge demands in the latest draft of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan that could be unaffordable for the Eastern Shore, but at least one supervisor saw...
By Linda CicoiraFive of 13 health index indicators were given failing marks in the annual State of the Bay report released this week by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.Nitrogen, phosphorus, and water quality grades were down from 2016 in the pollution category. Underwater grass-es and resource lands improved...
By Linda Cicoira — Permits have been approved that would allow the Army Corps of Engineers to construct a $3 million seawall to help protect the western side of Tangier Island from storms. Work is set to begin in 2018 and be completed next year. The news was brought to island...