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Chesapeake Bay Stock Assessment Committee

Scope and Purpose

The Chesapeake Bay Stock Assessment Committee (CBSAC) combines the expertise of state representatives and scientists from the Chesapeake Bay region with federal fisheries scientists from the National Marine Fisheries Service’s Northeast and Southeast Fisheries Science Centers. This committee has met each year since 1997 to review the results of annual Chesapeake Bay blue crab surveys and harvest data, and to develop management advice for Chesapeake Bay jurisdictions: the state of Maryland, Commonwealth of Virginia, and the Potomac River Fisheries Commission (PRFC).


  • Glenn Davis (Chair), Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Emilie Franke (Coordinator), ERT, Inc., NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
  • Kara Skipper (Staff), Chesapeake Research Consortium

  • Joe Cimino, Virginia Marine Resources Commission
  • Ellen Cosby, Potomac River Fisheries Commission
  • Lynn Fegley, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Daniel Hennen, National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Fisheries Science Center
  • John Hoenig, Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)
  • Eric Johnson, University of Northern Florida
  • Katie May Laumann, Virginia Marine Resources Commission
  • Rom Lipcius, Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)
  • John McConaugha, Old Dominion University (ODU)
  • Thomas Miller, UMCES Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL)
  • Rob O'Reilly, Virginia Marine Resources Commission
  • Amy Schueller, National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
  • Michael Seebo, Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)
  • Alexei Sharov, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Michael Wilberg, UMCES Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL)

Charter: Chesapeake Bay Stock Assessment Committee (Feb 2016)

Charter for the Chesapeake Bay Stock Assessment Committee. Updated February 2016.


    CBSAC 2016 Blue Crab Advisory Report

    Publication date: June 30, 2016 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

    Annual report published by the Chesapeake Bay Stock Assessment Committee (CBSAC) on the status of the blue crab population in the Chesapeake Bay and management advice for Bay jurisdictions.

    CBSAC 2015 Blue Crab Advisory Report

    Publication date: June 30, 2015 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

    Annual report published by the Chesapeake Bay Stock Assessment Committee (CBSAC) on the status of the blue crab population in the Chesapeake Bay and management advice for Bay jurisdictions.

    CBSAC 2014 Blue Crab Advisory Report Figures

    Publication date: | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

    Annual report published by the Chesapeake Bay Stock Assessment Committee (CBSAC) on the status of the blue crab population in the Bay and management advice for Bay jurisdictions.

    CBSAC 2014 Blue Crab Advisory Report

    Publication date: | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

    Annual report published by the Chesapeake Bay Stock Assessment Committee (CBSAC) on the status of the blue crab population in the Bay and management advice for Bay jurisdictions. 

    2013 Blue Crab Advisory Report Figures

    Publication date: June 25, 2013 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

    Annual report published by the Chesapeake Bay Stock Assessment Committee (CBSAC) on the status of the blue crab population in the Bay and management advice for Bay jurisdictions. 

    2013 Blue Crab Advisory Report

    Publication date: June 25, 2013 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

    Annual report published by the Chesapeake Bay Stock Assessment Committee (CBSAC) on the status of the blue crab population in the Bay and management advice for Bay jurisdictions.

    2012 Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Advisory Report

    Publication date: July 20, 2012 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

    Annual report published by the Chesapeake Bay Stock Assessment Committee (CBSAC) on the status of the blue crab population in the Bay and management advice for Bay jurisdictions.


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