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.
- Read the Management Strategy (pdf)
- Download the 2020-2021 forage logic and action plan Work Plan (pdf)
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)
Partner Goal Implementation Team(s)
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)
- Summary Poster
- Forage Fish Management Strategy
- 2020-2021 forage logic and action plan
- STAC Forage Workshop Report
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Annapolis, Maryland 21401
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