Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Philip Merrill Environmental Center
6 Herndon Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21403
On the cover: Although recent findings indicate an increase in the Bay’s blue crab population, conservative fishery management
and successful implementation of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint are key to sustainable numbers. Jay Fleming
We won’t stop until the job is done.
Worth the Investment
With recent good news about grasses, like these in Tangier Sound, it is
no coincidence that we are also seeing a rebound in the blue crab
population. However, underwater grasses, which provide protection for
young and shedding crabs, are still at only half the Blueprint goal.