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Chesapeake Bay ‘dying daily’

April 18, 2009


“When I started in the late ’60s, there was commercial rock fishing, there was clamming, there was oystering, crabbing ,” he says. “Twenty years ago, you had striped bass and you had oysters, clamming.”

Most of that is gone, Pierce says, and for all the commitment to “Save the Bay” he is of the view little progress has been made, and that development on the shoreline, population growth in the area and runoff from area farms and lawns have greatly outpaced conservation and restoration efforts.

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