In the interest of the health of the Chesapeake Bay and
the Potomac tributaries, including the
forests and streams as well as the suburban and urban
areas, regulations must be put into action
to limit the amount of harmful substances entering the
streams in the whole of the Chesapeake
Bay watershed. Many species of macro invertebrates and
fish and amphibians are decreasing
in number, as well as many species of aquatic plants.
This, in combination with the depletion of
resources in the bay itself, is warrant for great
concern. Our seafood industry used to be a
major part of the Chesapeake Bay areas economy; this is
no longer the case. The numbers of
crabs and oysters have plummeted, not only from
over-fishing, but from the sediments and
chemicals being washed into the Bay from the entire
watershed. Something must be done about
this problem, laws and regulations should be set up to
prevent excess or perhaps even all use of
harmful chemicals, and improved systems to manage the
amount of sediments getting into the
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What are some more specific examples of types of laws or
regulations that could be
implemented to reduce the health?
- We meant to ask what kind of regulations could be
implemented to improve the health, not reduce.