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Fish Habitat

At present, there is limited information about how different fish use different Chesapeake Bay habitats during different parts of their lives. But we know healthy habitats—including the wetlands, rivers and streams that serve as nursery, spawning and forage areas—are important to fisheries productivity. Identifying and improving our understanding about important fish habitat will help target our conservation and restoration efforts.

Outcome(s)

Fish Habitat Continually improve effectiveness of fish habitat conservation and restoration efforts by identifying and characterizing critical spawning, nursery and forage areas within the Bay and tributaries for important fish and shellfish, and use existing and new tools to integrate information and conduct assessments to inform restoration and conservation efforts.

Lead Goal Implementation Team(s)

Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team (GIT 1)

Lead Workgroup

Fish Habitat Action Team

Partner Goal Implementation Team(s)

Habitat Goal Implementation Team (GIT 2)
Water Quality Goal Implementation Team (GIT 3)

Participating Partners

State of Delaware
District of Columbia
State of Maryland
State of New York
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Commonwealth of Virginia
Chesapeake Bay Commission
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

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Contact(s)

Emilie Franke
(410) 267-5643
410 Severn Avenue
Suite 207A
Annapolis, Maryland 21403
emilie.franke@noaa.gov

Upcoming Meetings

June 2017 Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team Meeting

June 19, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location:

TBD, VA

Details:

Biannual meeting of the Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team

June 19th Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7334027712290391042
June 20th Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1207195979090031874

Phone: (866) 917-0618
Passcode: 1613714

Sponsor: Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team (GIT 1)

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Fish Habitat Action Team Meeting

April 4, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location:

TBD

Details:

Meeting of the Fish Habitat Action Team to review workplan progress and prepare their strategy review system presentation.

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5927996431748758274
Phone: (877) 985-7304
Passcode: 6899520

Sponsor: Fish Habitat Action Team

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Past Meetings





Fish Habitat Action Team Workplan Kick Off Meeting

June 28, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Details:

Meeting of the Fish Habitat Action Team to review the finalized workplans and discuss how we will move forward.

Call-In: (877) 985-7304; Pass Code: 6899520
Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8118456684835368705

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Sponsor: Fish Habitat Action Team

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December Sustainable Fisheries Full GIT Meeting

December 6, 2016
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location:

December 6th - Chesapeake Bay Foundation Philip Merrill Environmental Center, 6 Herndon Ave, Annapolis, MD 21403
December 7th - Chesapeake Bay Program’s Joe Macknis Memorial Conference Room “Fish Shack” (green building), 410 Severn Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401

December 6th Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8500248905213339649
December 7th Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4307735202201162497

Phone (both days): (866) 917-0618
Passcode (both days): 1613714

Details:

Biannual meeting of the full Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team membership.

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Sponsor: Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team (GIT 1)

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Fish Habitat Action Team Quarterly Meeting

September 27, 2016
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location:

Fish Shack (Green 2-story building overlooking the marina)
410 Severn Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401

Conference Line:
Phone (877) 921-8911
Passcode: 7762916

Details:

Quarterly meeting of the Fish Habitat Action Team.

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Sponsor: Fish Habitat Action Team

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June 2016 Full Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team Meeting

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

Location:

Day One:
Address:
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:
Address:
VCU Rice Rivers Center
3701 John Tyler Memorial Highway, Charles City, VA
Webinar:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2444893120927023875
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.

Details:

Semiannual meeting of the full Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team.

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

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Sponsor: Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team (GIT 1)

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