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Fish Passage Workgroup

Scope and Purpose

The members of the Fish Passage Workgroup are dedicated to the restoration of creek, stream and river habitats in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Dams and other obstructions block the natural migration of fish to their historic spawning habitats. By removing physical obstacles, key species like American shad and herring are able to return to their spawning grounds, as well as increasing available habitat for resident fish. The Workgroup promotes projects involving the removal of dams or the creation of fishways when dam removal is not feasible. Whenever possible, projects are integrated with local watershed management or restoration plans. To date, the Fish Passage Workgroup has worked to open over 2,000 miles of streams and rivers for the passage of fish in the Bay watershed.

Upcoming Events

    Fish Passage Workgroup Meeting - December 2016


    USFWS Annapolis Field Office
    177 Admiral Cochrane Drive
    Annapolis, MD 21401

    Date / Time:

    December 19, 2016
    10:30 am - 3:00 pm


    The Fish Passage Workgroup will meet from 10:30AM - 3:00PM on Monday, December 19th at the USFWS Chesapeake Bay Field Office's large conference room. Please see the agenda below for more information. We are placing a lunch order for $10/person - if you wish to be included in the lunch order, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by Wednesday, December 14th and bring $10 in cash to the meeting.

    Fish Passage Workgroup
    Date: Monday, December 19th, 2016
    Time: 10:30AM - 3:00PM
    Location: USFWS CBFO
    177 Admiral Cochrane Drive
    Annapolis, MD 21401

    Conference Line: 866-704-1637 Access Code: 269490#
    Adobe Connect: https://epawebconferencing.acms.com/fishpassageworkgroup/

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Past Meetings & Events

  • November 17, 2014 - Fish Passage Workgroup Meeting
  • October 25, 2011 - Fish Passage Workgroup Meeting
  • November 5, 2008 - Fish Passage Workgroup Meeting
  • October 24, 2007 - Fish Passage Workgroup Meeting
  • August 31, 2005 - Fish Passage Workgroup Meeting
  • January 19, 2005 - Fish Passage Workgroup meeting

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