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Invasive Catfish Policy Adoption Statement

Publication date: January 23, 2012 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

The Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team Executive Committee has concluded that the potential risk posed by blue catfish and flathead catfish on native species warrants action to examine potential measures to reduce densities...

Adoption Statement - Fisheries Ecosystem Management

Publication date: November 29, 2005 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

An adoption statement signed by the Executive Council to implement ecosystem-based approaches to develop new or revised Chesapeake Bay Program Fishery Management Plans (FMPs), using Fisheries Ecosystem Planning for Chesapeake Bay (FEP) as...

Apoption Statement - 2004 Oyster Management Plan

Publication date: January 10, 2005 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

An adoption statement signed by the Executive Council to continue the 2004 Oyster Management Plan.  The 2004 Oyster Management Plan provides both a general framework and specific guidance for rebuilding and managing the native oyster,...

Adoption Statement - Fish Passage Goals

Publication date: January 09, 2005 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Bay Program signatory partners commit to adopting the Fish Passage Goal, as stated: "During the period 2005–2014, the Chesapeake Bay jurisdictions will complete 100 fish passage and/or dam removal projects, which will...

Adoption Statement - Blue Crab Fishery Management Plan, Amendment

Publication date: December 09, 2003 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

The adoption statement was to implement the management strategies and actions recommended by this amendment to protect blue crab spawning potential, reduce exploitation, increase our biological understanding of blue crabs through...

Adoption Statement - Submerged Aquatic Vegetation - December 2003

Publication date: December 04, 2003 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

The adoption statement acknowledges that the most essential action in meeting the 2010 goal of 185,000 acres of SAV is meeting water clarity criteria in areas designed for SAV use. The document describes the important roles SAV plays in...

Adoption Statement - Community Watershed Initiative

Publication date: December 08, 1998 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

In 1998, the Chesapeake Executive Council signed an adoption statment supporting the Community Watershed Initiative Directive reaffirming the commitment to increase emphasis on watershed restoration, planning and management at small...

Adoption Statement - Tautog Fishery Management Plan

Publication date: December 08, 1998 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Executive Council's members agree to work together to implement the management actions recommended to address the potential for overfishing, stock assessment and research needs, and habitat degradation.

Adoption Statement - Guidelines for Developing and Revising Fishery Management Plan

Publication date: January 01, 1998 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

Guidelines for developing and revising fishery management plans addresses the policy of the Chesapeake Bay Program to advocate the protection of Bay habitat, maintenance of ecological relationships and elimination of over harvesting of...

Adoption Statement - Community Watershed Initiative

Publication date: October 30, 1997 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Executive Council's Adoption State believes that the efforts of the Chesapeake Bay Program should not duplicate existing efforts that successfully address Program goals and objectives, that the Program and its partners...

Adoption Statement - Blue Crab Fishery Management Plan

Publication date: June 04, 1997 | Type of document: Adoption Statement

The 1997 Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Fishery Management Plan is a guide to conserving and protecting the blue crab resource for long-term ecological, economic and social benefits

Adoption Statement - Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan

Publication date: October 18, 1996 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

An agreement to accept the Plan as a guide to conserving and protecting the black sea bass resource for long-term ecological, economic and social benefits.

Adoption Statement - Land, Growth, and Stewardship

Publication date: October 10, 1996 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

The Report is meant to serve as a way to address land, growth and stewardship in the Chesapeake Bay Region. It can facilitate future and ongoing public or private actions to be taken by the Chesapeake Bay Program and other stakeholders...

Adoption Statement on Riparian Forest Buffers

Publication date: October 10, 1996 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

In past commitments, we agreed to reduce nutrients, to restore habitat, to improve access to thousands of miles of habitat for migratory fish, and to enhance watershed management by developing and implementing tributary-specific...

Adoption Statement - Local Government Partnership Initiative

Publication date: October 10, 1996 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

In 1996, the Chesapeake Executive Council signed the adoption statement on Local Government Participation Action Plan dealing with several key theme areas, including: land use management, stream corridor protection, infrastructure...

Adoption Statement - Increasing Basin-wide Public Access to Chesapeake Bay Information

Publication date: October 10, 1996 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

Overview of the Strategy's purpose and methods for fulfilling goals and objectives of the 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement.

Adoption Statement - Pesticide Management

Publication date: November 30, 1995 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

To add to the Chesapeake Bay Basinwide Toxics Reduction and Prevention Strategy, the following additional goal: Develop and conduct basin wide education and outreach programs for commercial and household pesticide applicators to promote,...

Adoption Statement - Aquatic Reef Habitat Plan

Publication date: December 01, 1994 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

The purpose of this Plan is to guide the development and implementation of a regional program to rebuild and restore reefs as habitat for oysters and other ecologically valuable aquatic species.


Adoption Statement - Aquatic Reef Habitat Plan

Publication date: December 01, 1994 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

The purpose of this Plan is to guide the development and implementation of a regional program to rebuild and restore reefs as habitat for oysters and other ecologically valuable aquatic species.

Adoption Statement - Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan

Publication date: October 18, 1996 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

An agreement to accept the Plan as a guide to conserving and protecting the black sea bass resource for long-term ecological, economic and social benefits.

Adoption Statement - Blue Crab Fishery Management Plan

Publication date: June 04, 1997 | Type of document: Adoption Statement

The 1997 Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Fishery Management Plan is a guide to conserving and protecting the blue crab resource for long-term ecological, economic and social benefits

Adoption Statement - Blue Crab Fishery Management Plan, Amendment

Publication date: December 09, 2003 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

The adoption statement was to implement the management strategies and actions recommended by this amendment to protect blue crab spawning potential, reduce exploitation, increase our biological understanding of blue crabs through...

Adoption Statement - Community Watershed Initiative

Publication date: October 30, 1997 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Executive Council's Adoption State believes that the efforts of the Chesapeake Bay Program should not duplicate existing efforts that successfully address Program goals and objectives, that the Program and its partners...

Adoption Statement - Community Watershed Initiative

Publication date: December 08, 1998 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

In 1998, the Chesapeake Executive Council signed an adoption statment supporting the Community Watershed Initiative Directive reaffirming the commitment to increase emphasis on watershed restoration, planning and management at small...

Adoption Statement - Fish Passage Goals

Publication date: January 09, 2005 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Bay Program signatory partners commit to adopting the Fish Passage Goal, as stated: "During the period 2005–2014, the Chesapeake Bay jurisdictions will complete 100 fish passage and/or dam removal projects, which will...

Adoption Statement - Fisheries Ecosystem Management

Publication date: November 29, 2005 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

An adoption statement signed by the Executive Council to implement ecosystem-based approaches to develop new or revised Chesapeake Bay Program Fishery Management Plans (FMPs), using Fisheries Ecosystem Planning for Chesapeake Bay (FEP) as...

Adoption Statement - Guidelines for Developing and Revising Fishery Management Plan

Publication date: January 01, 1998 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

Guidelines for developing and revising fishery management plans addresses the policy of the Chesapeake Bay Program to advocate the protection of Bay habitat, maintenance of ecological relationships and elimination of over harvesting of...

Adoption Statement - Increasing Basin-wide Public Access to Chesapeake Bay Information

Publication date: October 10, 1996 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

Overview of the Strategy's purpose and methods for fulfilling goals and objectives of the 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement.

Adoption Statement - Land, Growth, and Stewardship

Publication date: October 10, 1996 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

The Report is meant to serve as a way to address land, growth and stewardship in the Chesapeake Bay Region. It can facilitate future and ongoing public or private actions to be taken by the Chesapeake Bay Program and other stakeholders...

Adoption Statement - Local Government Partnership Initiative

Publication date: October 10, 1996 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

In 1996, the Chesapeake Executive Council signed the adoption statement on Local Government Participation Action Plan dealing with several key theme areas, including: land use management, stream corridor protection, infrastructure...

Adoption Statement - Pesticide Management

Publication date: November 30, 1995 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

To add to the Chesapeake Bay Basinwide Toxics Reduction and Prevention Strategy, the following additional goal: Develop and conduct basin wide education and outreach programs for commercial and household pesticide applicators to promote,...

Adoption Statement - Submerged Aquatic Vegetation - December 2003

Publication date: December 04, 2003 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

The adoption statement acknowledges that the most essential action in meeting the 2010 goal of 185,000 acres of SAV is meeting water clarity criteria in areas designed for SAV use. The document describes the important roles SAV plays in...

Adoption Statement - Tautog Fishery Management Plan

Publication date: December 08, 1998 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Executive Council's members agree to work together to implement the management actions recommended to address the potential for overfishing, stock assessment and research needs, and habitat degradation.

Adoption Statement on Riparian Forest Buffers

Publication date: October 10, 1996 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

In past commitments, we agreed to reduce nutrients, to restore habitat, to improve access to thousands of miles of habitat for migratory fish, and to enhance watershed management by developing and implementing tributary-specific...

Apoption Statement - 2004 Oyster Management Plan

Publication date: January 10, 2005 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

An adoption statement signed by the Executive Council to continue the 2004 Oyster Management Plan.  The 2004 Oyster Management Plan provides both a general framework and specific guidance for rebuilding and managing the native oyster,...

Invasive Catfish Policy Adoption Statement

Publication date: January 23, 2012 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

The Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team Executive Committee has concluded that the potential risk posed by blue catfish and flathead catfish on native species warrants action to examine potential measures to reduce densities...


Invasive Catfish Policy Adoption Statement

Publication date: January 23, 2012 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

The Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team Executive Committee has concluded that the potential risk posed by blue catfish and flathead catfish on native species warrants action to examine potential measures to reduce densities...

Adoption Statement - Fisheries Ecosystem Management

Publication date: November 29, 2005 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

An adoption statement signed by the Executive Council to implement ecosystem-based approaches to develop new or revised Chesapeake Bay Program Fishery Management Plans (FMPs), using Fisheries Ecosystem Planning for Chesapeake Bay (FEP) as...

Adoption Statement - Community Watershed Initiative

Publication date: December 08, 1998 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

In 1998, the Chesapeake Executive Council signed an adoption statment supporting the Community Watershed Initiative Directive reaffirming the commitment to increase emphasis on watershed restoration, planning and management at small...

Adoption Statement - Submerged Aquatic Vegetation - December 2003

Publication date: December 04, 2003 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

The adoption statement acknowledges that the most essential action in meeting the 2010 goal of 185,000 acres of SAV is meeting water clarity criteria in areas designed for SAV use. The document describes the important roles SAV plays in...

Adoption Statement - Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan

Publication date: October 18, 1996 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

An agreement to accept the Plan as a guide to conserving and protecting the black sea bass resource for long-term ecological, economic and social benefits.

Adoption Statement - Pesticide Management

Publication date: November 30, 1995 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

To add to the Chesapeake Bay Basinwide Toxics Reduction and Prevention Strategy, the following additional goal: Develop and conduct basin wide education and outreach programs for commercial and household pesticide applicators to promote,...

Adoption Statement - Increasing Basin-wide Public Access to Chesapeake Bay Information

Publication date: October 10, 1996 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

Overview of the Strategy's purpose and methods for fulfilling goals and objectives of the 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement.

Adoption Statement - Tautog Fishery Management Plan

Publication date: December 08, 1998 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Executive Council's members agree to work together to implement the management actions recommended to address the potential for overfishing, stock assessment and research needs, and habitat degradation.

Adoption Statement - Community Watershed Initiative

Publication date: October 30, 1997 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Executive Council's Adoption State believes that the efforts of the Chesapeake Bay Program should not duplicate existing efforts that successfully address Program goals and objectives, that the Program and its partners...

Adoption Statement - Guidelines for Developing and Revising Fishery Management Plan

Publication date: January 01, 1998 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

Guidelines for developing and revising fishery management plans addresses the policy of the Chesapeake Bay Program to advocate the protection of Bay habitat, maintenance of ecological relationships and elimination of over harvesting of...

Adoption Statement - Aquatic Reef Habitat Plan

Publication date: December 01, 1994 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

The purpose of this Plan is to guide the development and implementation of a regional program to rebuild and restore reefs as habitat for oysters and other ecologically valuable aquatic species.

Adoption Statement - Land, Growth, and Stewardship

Publication date: October 10, 1996 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

The Report is meant to serve as a way to address land, growth and stewardship in the Chesapeake Bay Region. It can facilitate future and ongoing public or private actions to be taken by the Chesapeake Bay Program and other stakeholders...

Adoption Statement - Blue Crab Fishery Management Plan, Amendment

Publication date: December 09, 2003 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

The adoption statement was to implement the management strategies and actions recommended by this amendment to protect blue crab spawning potential, reduce exploitation, increase our biological understanding of blue crabs through...

Adoption Statement - Local Government Partnership Initiative

Publication date: October 10, 1996 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

In 1996, the Chesapeake Executive Council signed the adoption statement on Local Government Participation Action Plan dealing with several key theme areas, including: land use management, stream corridor protection, infrastructure...

Adoption Statement - Blue Crab Fishery Management Plan

Publication date: June 04, 1997 | Type of document: Adoption Statement

The 1997 Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Fishery Management Plan is a guide to conserving and protecting the blue crab resource for long-term ecological, economic and social benefits

Apoption Statement - 2004 Oyster Management Plan

Publication date: January 10, 2005 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

An adoption statement signed by the Executive Council to continue the 2004 Oyster Management Plan.  The 2004 Oyster Management Plan provides both a general framework and specific guidance for rebuilding and managing the native oyster,...

Adoption Statement on Riparian Forest Buffers

Publication date: October 10, 1996 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

In past commitments, we agreed to reduce nutrients, to restore habitat, to improve access to thousands of miles of habitat for migratory fish, and to enhance watershed management by developing and implementing tributary-specific...

Adoption Statement - Fish Passage Goals

Publication date: January 09, 2005 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Bay Program signatory partners commit to adopting the Fish Passage Goal, as stated: "During the period 2005–2014, the Chesapeake Bay jurisdictions will complete 100 fish passage and/or dam removal projects, which will...



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