Cleaning Up Chesapeake Bay Means Cashing Out for Fishermen

foodnews chessapeake.02.03.2016

It can be hard, sometimes, to convince lawmakers and even those who make their living from agriculture that preserving the environment is a good idea. But there are some concrete examples that are hard to ignore, and nothing speaks louder than cold, hard cash.

A new study from researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science takes a look at the Chesapeake Bay after a six-year program to clean it up and finds something interesting: Not only is the Bay cleaner than it was before the program, it’s actually more productive for fishermen.

Read on at Modern Farmer.

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