The Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association Southern Maryland Chapter (MSSA-SMC) donated to Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) a gift certificate and new equipment to support field and laboratory work in fisheries research and management.
"We are honored by the generosity of the MSSA-SMC members," said Dr. Miller. "We are pleased to continue working with MSSA-SMC as it supports our active research programs on the fishes in the Chesapeake Bay and the coastal Atlantic. We are also pleased to support MSSA-SMC outreach activities like kids fishing camps."
The mission of the MSSA-SMC is "to provide a unified voice to preserve and protect the fisheries resources, the rights of recreational fishermen, the health of the Chesapeake Bay and the opportunity to support activities that enhance the overall marine environment."
CBL Director and Professor Dr. Tom Miller attended a recent meeting of the MSSA-SMC to accept the donations.
Located where the Patuxent River meets the Chesapeake Bay, the oldest publicly supported marine laboratory on the East Coast is a national leader in research on fisheries, estuarine ecology, environmental chemistry and toxicology research of the Chesapeake Bay and aquatic ecosystem around the globe.