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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)

Kara Skipper, Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team Staffer
(410) 295-3144
410 Severn Ave Suite 207A
Annapolis, Maryland 21403
kara.skipper@noaa.gov

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Past Meetings

Fish Habitat Action Team Conference Call

July 13, 2017
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Details:

Please join us for a Fish Habitat Action Team conference call in which we will be focusing on developing new actions for our next two-year workplan.

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7735348358600443650
Phone: (877) 921-8911
Passcode: 7762916

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Sponsor: Fish Habitat Action Team

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June 2017 Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team Meeting

June 19, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location:

Education Center Room 201/202, Chincoteague Bay Field Station,, 34001 Mill Dam Rd, Wallops Island, VA 23337

Details:

Biannual meeting of the Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team
Address: Education Center Room 201/202, Chincoteague Bay Field Station,
34001 Mill Dam Rd, Wallops Island, VA 23337
June 19th Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7334027712290391042
June 20th Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1207195979090031874
Meeting Materials: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/calendar/event/25044/
Audio: (866) 917-0618 Passcode: 1613714

Related Files:

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:

Tuesday, April 4, 2017; 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maryland Department of Natural Resources CIA Conference Room
580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401

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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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.

Related Files:

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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