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Forage Fish

Forage fish form an important link in the Chesapeake Bay food web, serving as prey for other fish species like striped bass, bluefish and weakfish. Improving our understanding of the role forage fish play in the Bay will improve our ability to manage predator fish species, many of which are commercially and recreationally valuable to the region.

Outcome(s)

Forage Fish Continually improve the Partnership’s capacity to understand the role of forage fish populations in the Chesapeake Bay. By 2016, develop a strategy for assessing the forage fish base available as food for predatory species in the Chesapeake Bay.

Lead Goal Implementation Team(s)

Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team (GIT 1)

Lead Workgroup

Forage Action Team

Partner Goal Implementation Team(s)

Habitat Goal Implementation Team (GIT 2)
Maintain Healthy Watersheds Goal Implementation Team (GIT 4)

Participating Partners

District of Columbia
State of Maryland
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Commonwealth of Virginia
Chesapeake Bay Commission
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

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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:

Chincoteague Bay Field Station, 34001 Mill Dam Rd, Wallops Island, VA 23337

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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Past Meetings


February 2017 Quarterly Forage Action Team Meeting

February 16, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location:

Conference Room 305
Chesapeake Bay Program
410 Severn Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21403

Details:

Quarterly meeting of the Forage Action Team

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

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2601499867127806979

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Sponsor: Forage Action Team

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January 2017 Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team Executive Committee Conference Call

January 23, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Details:

Monthly conference call of the Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team's Executive Committee.

Phone: (877) 921-8911
Passcode: 7762916
Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7453301632152027652


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Sponsor: Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team (GIT 1)

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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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Forage Action Team Quarterly Meeting

September 20, 2016
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location:

National Park Service Large Conference Room
410 Severn Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401

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

Details:

Quarterly Meeting of the Forage Action Team.

Forage Indicators Report: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/publications/title/forage_indicators_and_consumption_profiles_for_chesapeake_bay_fishes_final

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Sponsor: Forage Action Team

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Forage Workplan Kick Off Conference Call

June 27, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Details:

The Forage Action Team developed a two-year workplan for 2016 to 2017 highlighting actions that the team will take to move towards achieving the Forage Outcome. After a thorough review process we have finalized the 2016 to 2017 Forage Workplan and are moving into implementation!

Please join us for a Forage Workplan Kick Off conference call in which we will highlight near-term actions, develop a plan to monitor and track these actions, identify priorities and establish next steps.

Call in Information:
Phone: (877) 921-8911
Passcode: 7762916
Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5453681403269034241

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Sponsor: Forage 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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