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Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Meeting in Annapolis, MD: December 9-12, 2019 The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold its next meeting December 9-12, 2019 at the Westin Annapolis (100 Westgate Circle, Annapolis, MD Delaware’s Advisory Council on Tidal Finfisheries will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 in the DNREC Auditorium, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901. Council on Recreational Fishing Funding to meet Nov. 12 in Dover DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife’s artificial reef program sinks retired cruise ship Newest reef addition will be ‘magnet’ for fish and other marine life ASMFC Finds the Commonwealth of Virginia Out of Compliance with Amendment 3 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Menhaden Weakfish Assessment Update Indicates Stock is Depleted Total Mortality Exceeds Threshold; Overfishing is not Occurring ASMFC Atlantic Striped Bass Board Approves Addendum VI Striped Bass Index Documents Below-Average Year NOAA Fisheries Evaluates Role of Opt-in Angler Reporting Apps in Recreational Fisheries Introducing the MidAtlantic Cup Blue Marlin Tournament!
Ocean City Beach Replenishment Scheduled for Fall
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Ocean City Beach Replenishment Scheduled for Fall
Federal, State and Local Partnership to Restore Beaches and Berms

The Board of Public Works today unanimously approved $4.6 million in funding for regularly-scheduled beach and berm nourishment and repairs in Ocean City.

The Ocean City Beach Replenishment Project will be managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in close cooperation with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Worcester County and Town of Ocean City.

“Replacing and restoring the beaches and berms is essential to the economic health and future of Ocean City,” Maryland Natural Resources Secretary Mark Belton said. “The partnership between federal, state and local agencies demonstrates the importance of this project to the Eastern Shore, and the millions of tourists and visitors who flock to the sandy beaches of Ocean City each and every year.”

The repair project will include pumping approximately 371,000 cubic yards of sand onto the beach to replace and restore sand lost during the January 2016 winter storm (Jonas) and bringing the berm up to the minimum design template. Additionally, up to another 512,000 cubic yards of sand will be placed to replenish the beach and berm to bring the project up to full design template.

The sand for the project will be pumped from a borrow area located approximately 3 miles offshore of Ocean City in federal waters.

Work is expected to start after Labor Day and be completed in late winter 2017.


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