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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

  • 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
  • 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)

Upcoming Events

    June 2016 Full Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team Meeting


    Day One:
    Room 253
    VCU Life Sciences Building
    1000 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA
    Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1157815804568710147
    Audio: Day One audio will be available through the gotowebinar.com link above.

    Day Two:
    VCU Rice Rivers Center
    3701 John Tyler Memorial Highway, Charles City, VA
    Audio: Day Two audio will be available by conference line.
    Call-In: 866-985-7304; Pass Code: 6899520

    The Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team (Fisheries GIT) continues to provide a forum for connecting science and policy across jurisdictions and the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem.  The diverse team meets biannually in June and December. 

    This June 2016 meeting is focused primarily on the recently published 2016-2017 Sustainable Fisheries Workplans supporting the 2014 Watershed Agreement. Agenda topics focused on the blue crab, forage and fish habitat outcomes will highlight science supporting these workplans to inform next steps moving forward. This meeting also includes an overview of the 2016 Blue Crab Advisory Report and discussion on current activity around Atlantic sturgeon and invasive catfish in the Bay.

    Date / Time:

    June 2, 2016
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm


    Semiannual meeting of the full Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team.

    Details are available here: http://rampages.us/vculogistics/

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