Help scientists track these invasive fish
What’s big, blue and whiskered and doesn’t belong in the Chesapeake?
If you guessed blue catfish, you’re right.
Introduced in the 1970s to Virginia rivers for sport fishing, blue catfish have been slowly but steadily making their way up Chesapeake Bay. The resilient freshwater fish have adapted to the southern Bay’s salty waters and have made their way into Maryland’s Nanticoke, Patuxent, Choptank, Sassafras and Susquehanna rivers.