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Taking Action for the Blue Crab Managing and Protecting the Stock and its Fisheries 2001

Publication date: January 01, 2001 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Chesapeake 2000 commits the Bay states to "establish harvest targets for the blue crab fishery by 2001" and "begin implementing complementary state fisheries management strategies Baywide."  This report characterizes the state of the…

Blue Crab Status of the Chesapeake Population and its Fisheries 2003

Publication date: November 01, 2003 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Can we count on an abundance of Chesapeake blue crabs well into the future?  This report sets about to answer some of these questions.  There is some encouraging news: the four independent surveys of 2002-2003 suggest a stabilization of…

Chesapeake Bay Stock Assessment Committee Workshop Report 2001

Publication date: January 01, 2001 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Analysis of long term juvenile and adult fishery-independent surveys conducted in Chesapeake Bay (Maryland and Virginia trawl surveys, Calvert Cliffs crab [pt survey and Baywide winter dredge survey) indicate that blue crab abundance is…

Chesapeake Bay Strategy for the Restoration and Protection of Ecologically Valuable Species 1993

Publication date: September 01, 1993 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Ecologically valuable species are defined in the Strategy as those species or groups of species that have significant functions in the ecosystem by:  1)regulating populations of other species (prey and predators); 2)regulating the…

A Comprehensive List of Chesapeake Bay Basin Species 1997

Publication date: February 01, 1997 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

A Comprehensive List of Chesapeake Bay Basin Species 1997 is an update of a 1992 document published by the Environmental Protection Aency Chesapeake Bay Program Office 9CBP/TRS 70/92).  It provides a list of aquatic and…

Recent Wetland Status and Trends in the Chesapeake Watershed (1982 to 1989)_Technical Report

Publication date: May 01, 1994 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Chesapeake Bay is the Nation's largest estuary and perhaps the best studied and arguably the most politically visible one.  It is noted for its productive fisheries and shellfisheries (e.g., blue crabs and oysters), water-borne commerc,…

The 2000 User's Guide to Chesapeake Bay Program Biological and Living Resources Monitoring Data

Publication date: January 01, 2000 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This document describes how to access biological monitoring data from the Chesapeake Bay Program's Information Management System (CIMS).  It provides information on:

*Currently available Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) biological and…

Annual Progress Report_Fishery Management Plans_1994

Publication date: October 01, 1994 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The devlopment of fishery management plans (FMPs) began in 1987 with the signing of the Chesapeake Bay Agreement.  Since then, 13 FRNPs encompassing 19 species have been completed and adopted through the Chesapeakebay Program (Table…

Chesapeake Bay: Introduction to an Ecosystem_1982

Publication date: January 01, 1982 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Down through the years, residents and vistors alike have found the Chesapeake imposing yet hospitable.  The Algonquin Indians called it "Chesepiooc" which loosely translates as the "Great Shellfish Bay."  The Spanish explorers named is…

Blue Crab 2005_Status of the Chesapeake Population and its Fisheries

Publication date: August 01, 2006 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Despite slight gains in abundance in 2005, estimates still place the Bay's crab stock (the number of crabs thought to be in the Bay) not far from the "precautionary line" established by the B-State Blue Crab Advisory Committee in 2001-a…

Annual Progress Report: Fishery Management Plans 1994

Publication date: October 01, 1995 | Type of document: Management Plan | Download: Electronic Version

As part of the process of establishing accountability and tracking the implementation of management actions, each fishery management plan (FMP) is annually reviewed and updated. This report reviews the progress of management plans…



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