Chesapeake Bay, Maryland
Hook a Striper During the Blitz
The Chesapeake Bay has long needed a cleanup. In 2010, the EPA set pollution limits in the bay, and six surrounding states got on board with the plan.
There’s been incremental improvement since, but states, Pennsylvania in particular, have continually fallen short on limiting toxins entering the watershed. The problem came to a head in 2018, when rains pushed excessive amounts of agricultural runoff into the bay. The fishery is now stable, and, though the cleanup needs to continue, the bay is still one of the East Coast’s top places to catch striped bass— just go easy on how many you eat. (Thanks, PA!)
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