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Blue catfish disaster funding would be beneficial for Bay, watermen

April 24, 2023

While some may be skeptical about the recent request by Maryland leaders to declare a fisheries disaster based on the impacts of certain invasive species, at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, we see significant benefits for the ecosystem and watermen’s wallets. CBF is strongly supporting the efforts of Gov. Wes Moore and the state’s Department of Natural Resources to request a federal fishery disaster declaration in Maryland due to the proliferation of blue catfish, Northern snakeheads, and other invasive species in the Bay.

 

Article Source: Star Democrat

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