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Agreement Commitment Report_Living Resources Monitoring Plan 1988

Publication date: July 01, 1988 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

In working toward the goal of restoring the abundance and diversity of living resources in the Bay, monitoring is essential.  Many of the actions necessary to improve the quality of Bay habitats have been ideentified and are being…

BioScience_Pfiesteria Outbreaks in Chesapeake Bay 2001

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

In summer and fall 1997, the public learned of an environmental crisis in the Chesapeake Bay:  Harmful algal blooms (HABs), epecially from the dinoglagellate Pfiersteria piscida, were reportedly cuasing helth problems for both fish and…

Fish Eggs and Larvae of the Upper Chesapeake Bay 1971

Publication date: October 01, 1971 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

An evaluation of the ecological significance of the patterns of Chesapeake ichthyoplankton can only be made by correlating biological data with the estuarine environment.  Since an estuary is characterized by salt concentration gradient…

Distribution and Abundance of Fishes and Invertebrates in Mid-Atlantic Estuaries 1994

Publication date: March 01, 1994 | Type of document:

this report presents information on the spatial and temporal distribution, and relative abundance of 61 fish and invertebrate species in 22 estuaries along the U.S. Atlantic coast from Virginia to Massachusetts.  Its purpose is to…

Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Management Plan Agreement Commitment Report 1989

Publication date: December 01, 1989 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

A comprehensive approach to managing Chesapeake Bay fisheries is needed because biological, physical, economic, and social aspects of the fisheries are shared among the Bay's jurisdictions.  The Chesapeake Bay Progran's Living Resources…

Annual Progress Report Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass fishery Management Plan 1991

Publication date: April 01, 1991 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Fishery was conducted during several periods in different locations from September 1990 through February 1991.  Systems were put in place to allocate the catch among different user groups, to monitor the…

Chesapeake Bay Fisheries Research Program Symposium Report 2003

Publication date: February 01, 2004 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Recently, there has been a collectiveeffort to investigate an ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management in Chesapeake Bay.  That is, an approach that considers the many interactions that exist between managed fish populations,…

A Biological Study of Baltimore Harbor 1975

Publication date: February 02, 1975 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The results show that much of the bottom is indeed highly unfavorable for living organisms although some areas are still healthy.  The waters above the bottom, however, are mostly of better quality than many people would imagine.  It is…

Ecosystem Models of Chesapeake Bay 1994-1996 Part I 1997

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

The Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem Modeling Program explores how water quality, the growth of plants and animals, and the physical and chemical forces of Chesapeake Bay affect each other.  Model simulations help predict how things may change…

Chesapeake Bay 1994 Oyster Fishery Management Plan Part II 1994

Publication date: December 01, 1994 | Type of document:

The goal of the 1994 Oyster Fishery Management Plan is:  Enhance the production of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem by restoring habitat, controlling fishing mortality, promoting aquaculture and continuing the repletion programs.

Chesapeake Bay 1994 Oyster Fishery Management Plan Part I 1994

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

The 1994 Chesapeake Bay Oyster Management Plan was developed as a revision of the 1989 Chesapeake Bay Oyster Management Plan under the direction of the Fisheries Management Plan Workgroup.  Staff from the Maryland Department of Natural…

Chesapeake Bay American Eel Fishery Management Plan 1991

Publication date: December 18, 1991 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The goal of the Chesapeake Bay American Eel Management Plan is to manage the American eel harvest in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries so that harvest does not exceed the reproductive capacity of the population to maintain its size…

Chessapeake Bay_Removing Impediments to Migratory Fishes

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Thousands of miles of fish spawning habitat on Chesapeake Bay tributaries are currently blocked by dams, culverts and other obstructions.  Restorating and protecting the Bay's vital fishery resources are  integral components of the 1987…

Chesapeake Bay Bluefish Fishery Management Plan 1990

Publication date: December 01, 1990 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

One of the strategies for implementing the Living Resources Commitments of the 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement is to develop and adopt a series of baywide fishery management plans (FMPs)for commercially, recreationally, and selected…

Chesapeake Bay Atlantic Croaker and Spot Fishery Management Plan 1991

Publication date: December 08, 1992 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

One of the strategies for implementing the Living Resources Commitments of the 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement is to develop and adopt a series of baywide fishery management plans (FMPs) for commercially, recreationally, and selected…

Submersed Aquatic Plants of the Tidal Potomac River 1983

Publication date: January 01, 1983 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The tidal Potomac River and Estuary are complex environments inhabited by a variety of plants and animals.  These living resources are greatly influenced by dynamic physical and chemical processes which modify their habitat.  They, in…

Removing Impediments to Migratory Fishes in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed 1996

Publication date: October 01, 1996 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

In 1996, the Chesapeake Bay Program signatories opened 55.8 miles to migratory fish within the Bay watershed.  A total of 267.1 miles have been opened to date, including 148.7 miles opened prior to the Directive.  In addition to 1996…

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…

Prospects for Multispecies Fisheries Management in Chesapeake Bay 1998

Publication date: August 01, 1998 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

fisheries management in Chesapeake Bay, and globally, is based upon single-species plans (FMPs) that oftern have neglected biological interactions such as predator-prey relationships of the so-called technical interactions (e.g.…

Chesapeake Futures_Choices for the 21st Century Part III 2003

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

This report represents the work of many scientifists and technical experts gathered under the auspices of the Chesapeake Bay Program's Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee.  The projection and estimates emanate from several data…

Chesapeake Futures_Choices for the 21st Century Part II 2003

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

This report represents the work of many scientists and technical experts gathered under the auspices of the Chesapeake Bay Program's Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee.  The projections and estimates emanate from several data…

Chesapeake Futures_Choices for the 21st Century Part I 2003

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

This report represents the work of many scientists and technical experts gathered under the auspices of the Chesapeake Bay Program's Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee.  The projections and estimates emanate from several data…

Riparian Forest Buffers Part III 1994

Publication date: October 05, 1994 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

On October 5-6, 1994, the Nutrient Subcommittee and Forestry Workgroup of the Chesapeake  Bay Program Hosted a conference on the subject of Riparian Forest Buffers.  Participants came together to discuss, debate and learn about the…

Riparian Forest Buffers Part II 1994

Publication date: October 05, 1994 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

On October 5-6, 1994, the Nutrient Subcommittee and Forestry Workgroup of the Chesapeake Bay Program hosted a conference on the subject of Riparian Forest Buffers.  Participants came together to discuss, debate and learn the value of…

Riparian Forest Buffers Part I 1994

Publication date: October 05, 1994 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

On October 5-6, 1994, the Nutrient Subcommittee and Forestry Work Group of the Chesapeake Bay Progam haosted a conference on the subject of Riparian Forest Buffers.  Participants came together to discuss, debate, and learn about the…

Water-shed-based Approach to Habitat Restoration in the Chesapeake Bay

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The Bay's "living resources" - some 2,700 species of fish, wildlife and plants-provide important recreational, aesthetic, and economic benefits to over 13.6 million people living in its drainage basin.  Chesapeake Bay is likewise…

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…

Final Report of Fishery Resource Grant Project 2015-01 Conducted by George Trice: Testing Experimental Collection Gears to Increase Harvest Efficiency of the Electrofishing Fishery targeting Introduced Blue Catfish in Virginia Waters

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The goal of the project was to design a more effective way to harvest invasive catfish (predominantly blue catfish, Ictalurus furcatus) in Virginia waters stunned by low-frequency electrofishing (LFE).   LFE was conducted from May 18,…

Proceedings of the Bi-State Conference on the Chesapeake Bay April 27-29, 1977

Publication date: April 01, 1977 | Type of document:

In the years since the conference on the Chesapeake Bay that was held at the Wye Institute in September, 1968, the people of the Chesapeake Region, together with the rest of the nation, have increasingly recognized that environmental…

Conserving Chesapeake Landscape; Protecting Our Investments, Securing Future Progress

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

On June 28, 2000, the Chesapeake Executive Council signed a new agreement for the restoration of the Bay, entitled Chesapeake 2000.  Unprecedented in scope and complexity, the new accord called for a range of actions, most with specific…

Strategy for Protecting and Restoring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed_Executive Summary 2009

Publication date: May 01, 2010 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

May 12, 2009 was a historic day for the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed.  On that date, President Obama issued Executive Order 13508 on Chesapeake Bay Protection and Restoration.  In the Executive Order, President Obama declard the…

Progress to Improve Water Quality Conditions in Rock Creek Estuary, Anne Arundel County, Maryland 1990

Publication date: January 01, 1990 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Rock Creek is a 3-mile, 873 acre estuary in northern Anne Arundel County, Maryland (Figure 1).  It is a tributary to the Patapsco River, just upstream from the river's mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.  Rock Creek's watershed encompasses…

Policy and Program Re commendations for the Chesapeake Bay 1983

Publication date: August 01, 1983 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This report fulfills the last of the assignmen ts given to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by Congress in 1976 when funds were apprpriated to establish the Chesapeake Bay Program.  The final Congressional directive asked for…

Chesapeake Bay Living Resources Monitoring Plan 1990

Publication date: June 01, 1990 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This first annual report is devoted to documenting progress scheduled for completion in 1991.  The report also is a first iteration of the periodic technical review that is required to ensure that the living resources monitoring program…

A Chemical Contamin ant Mass Balance Framework for Chesapeake Bay 1997

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

Chemical contaminants in the water and sediment of Chesapeake Bay can effect ecosystem functions as well as pose a direct threat to human health via drinking water and the consumption of aquatic organisms (e.g., fish and Shellfish). …

A Report to the Citizens of the Bay Region 2008

Publication date: March 01, 2008 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Bay 2007 Health and Assessment is presented this year as one document with four chapters, stressing the health of the Bay, the stressors to our environment, restoration efforts and, new this years, a summary of local…

Chesapeake Bay Basin Monitoring Program Atlas-Valume II 1989

Publication date: August 01, 1989 | Type of document:

The Maryland Shellfish Sanitation Monitoring Program, comprised of a network of 800 sampling stations within the Chesapeake Bay basin, monitors the bacteriological quality of all of Maryland's shellfish harvesting waters on a monthly…

Basin-Specific Characterizations of Chesapeake Bay Living Resources Status 1994

Publication date: September 01, 1994 | Type of document:

This report presents characterizations of the current status of 26 indicator species and two biological communities in each of twoelve basins that comprise the Chesapeake Bay.  The current status was assessed relative to an appropriate…

Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Policy for the Chesapeake Bay Tidal Tributaries 1989

Publication date: July 01, 1989 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Submerged aquatic vegetation is not only important as a habitat, but also because it acts as an indicator of the condition of the Chesapeake Bay.  The successful growth and reporduction of submerged aquatic vegetation can be used as a…

Public Access Strategy 1988

Publication date: July 01, 1988 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This report will be used as guidance, along with other information, to help refine and improve Chesapeake Bay Agreement programs designed to "promote increased opportunities for public appreciation and enjoyment of the Bay and its…

Implementation Plan for Removing Fishes in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

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

During 1993 the Baywide Fish Passage Workgroup met regularly to address the needs of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed'd migratory fish resources.  Under the auspices of the Chesapeake Bay Program's Living Resoures Subcommittee, the…

Introduction of Non-Indigenous Aquatic Species_Implementation Plan

Publication date: August 01, 1996 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapake Bay Policy for the Introduction of Non-Indigenous Aquatic Species adopted by the Chesapeake Bay Executive Council in December 1993 (hereafter the Policy) is intended to minimize the economic and/or ecological risks…

Implementation Plan for Removing Impediments to Migratory Fishes in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

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

The Fish Passage Workgroup, under the auspices of the Living Resources Subcommittee, constitutes a baywide effort to restore natural spawning habitat to the migratory fish of the Chesapeake Bay.  Its membership includes representatives…

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…

Introduction of Non-Indigenous Aquatic Species-Implementation Plan

Publication date: August 01, 1996 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Bay Policy for the Introduction of Non-Indigenous Aquatic Species adopted by the Chesapeake Bay Executive Council in December 1993 (hereafter the Policy) is intended to minimize the economic and/or ecological risks…

Removing Impediments to Migratory Fishes in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed_1997

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

The Fish Passage Workgroup of the Chesapeake Bay Program's Living Resources Subcommitee (LRSc) is charged with reopening blocked tributary waters of the Bay to provide access to spawning habitat for anadromous fish.  This is…

Removing Impediments to Migratory Fishes in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

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

Fish passage development in Bay tributaries has been underway since the late 1980's.  In December, 1993 the Chesapeake Executive Council (EC) formalized short- and long-term goals for this initiative in Directive 93-4, which instructs…

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…

Submerged Aquaticc Vegetation Policy for the Chesapeake Bay and Tidal Tributaries

Publication date: July 01, 1989 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Submerged aquatic vegetation is not only important as a habitat, but also because it acts as an indicator of the condition of the Chesapeake Bay.  The successful growth and reporduction of submerged aquatic vegetation can be used a s…

Bay Barometer_2009

Publication date: January 01, 2009 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

For more that 25 years, the Chesapeake Bay Program has worked to protect and restore the Bay and its 64,000-square-mile watershed.  Bay Barometer is the annual assessment of the Bay Program partnership's progresss toward meeting its…

Coupling Water Quality and Upper Trophic Level Models for Chesapeake Bay: A Planning Workshop

Publication date: March 01, 2005 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Recent publications of the Chesapeake 2000 agreement (C2K) and the Fisheries Ecosystem Plan reflect the growing interest in integrated management of water quality and fisheries.  Together, these two directives call for a combination of:…

Riparian Areas: A Strategy for Habitat Restoration

Publication date: January 01, 1993 | Type of document:

this habitat restoration strategy is an attempt to examine the many benefits that a healthy riparian area bestows upon all species that interact with the Bay ecosystem, including man.  Many psecies that are listed as endangered or…

Removing Impediments to Migatory Fishes in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Publication date: July 01, 1999 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

In 1997and 1998 Chesapeake Bay Program signatories opened 294.3 miles of blocked tributary habitat to migratory fish and 67 miles to resident fish (a total of 361.3 miles) within the Bay Watershed.  Since the program's inception, almost…

A Comprehensive List of Chespeake Bay Basin Species_1998

Publication date: June 01, 1998 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

A Comprehensive List of Chesapeake Bay Basin Species 1998 provide a list of aquatic and aquatic-associated organisms found iin recent decade in the Chesapeake BayBasin.  The list is NOT exhaustive because a) it is based primarily on…

Chesapeake Bay Introduction to an Ecosystem-1982

Publication date: January 01, 1982 | Type of document:

Today, the Chesapeake is still one of this country's most valuable natural treasures.  Even after centuries of intensive use, the Bay remains a highly productive natural resourece.  It provides millions of pounds of seafood, functions…

Press Backgrounder: Small Watershed Grants (SWG) and Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction (INSR) Grants (2013)

Publication date: | Type of document: Backgrounder | Download: Electronic Version

Forty projects in the Chesapeake Bay watershed received $9.2 million in grants from the Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund, which is administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF).

The Small Watershed Grants (SWG)…

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Public Access Plan - Executive Summary

Publication date: January 30, 2013 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Bay and the major rivers are the region’s ecological and cultural lifeblood. They are the primary features that have shaped human habitation for millennia.

The very resource that means Chesapeake or Susquehanna or…

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Public Access Plan

Publication date: January 30, 2013 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Bay and the major rivers are the region’s ecological and cultural lifeblood. They are the primary features that have shaped human habitation for millennia.

The very resource that means Chesapeake or Susquehanna or…

Press Backgrounder: Small Watershed Grants (SWG) and Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction (INSR) Grants (2012)

Publication date: August 28, 2012 | Type of document: Backgrounder | Download: Electronic Version

Forty-one projects in the Chesapeake Bay watershed received $9.22 million in grants from the Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund, which is administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF).

The Small Watershed Grants (SWG)…

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…

Fact Sheet: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Publication date: June 21, 2010 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation fact sheet

Forested Riparian Zones and their Benefit to Anadromous Fish in Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: November 11, 2001 | Type of document: Backgrounder | Download: Electronic Version

Riparian forests are essential interfaces between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. They intercept surface runoff, subsurface flow and deeper ground water flows for purposes of removing or buffering effects from nutrients, pesticides…

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…

2004 Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grant Recipients

Publication date: January 01, 2004 | Type of document: Backgrounder | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants Program provides grants to organizations working on a local level to protect and improve watersheds in the Chesapeake Bay basin, while building citizen-based resource stewardship. Under the 2004…

Restoring Migratory Fish Passage in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Publication date: February 23, 2004 | Type of document: Backgrounder | Download: Electronic Version

Over the past two centuries numerous mill dams, hydroelectric dams and small blockages were constructed, which prevented fish throughout the Bay watershed from reaching their natal rivers. Migratory fish populations consequently…

Shad in the Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: February 19, 2004 | Type of document: Backgrounder | Download: Electronic Version

River shad have long played a pivotal role in the history, culture and economy of the states that border the Chesapeake Bay.

American shad constituted one of the most important mid-Atlantic fishery until the early 20th century, but by…

Memorandum of Agreement on Little Falls Dam Fish Passage

Publication date: December 31, 1995 | Type of document: MOU/MOA | Download: Electronic Version

This Memorandum of Agreement establishes a general framework for cooperation and participation among the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, the Government of the District of…

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…

Directive No. 93-4: Fish Passage Goals

Publication date: December 26, 1993 | Type of document: Directive | Download: Electronic Version

We the undersigned, adopt the Fish Passage Goals Policy in accordance with the Fish Passage Strategy adopted by the Executive Council in January of 1989. The Fish Passage Strategy states that all jurisdictions of the Chesapeake Bay…



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