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Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Management Plan_Agreement Commitment Report 1989

Published: July 01, 1989

One of the strategies for implementing the Living Resources Commitments of the 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement is to develop and adopt a series of Bay-wide fishery management plans (FMPs) for commercially, recreationally, and selected ecologically valuable species.  The FMPs are to be implemented by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, State of Maryland, Commonwealth of Virginia, District of Columbia, and Poto,ac River Fisheries Commission as appropriate.  Under this strategy, a timetable was developed for completion of fishery management plans for several important species.  Oysters, blue crabs, and American shad were given highest priority, with plans due for these species in July 1989.

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