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Summer Flounder Fishery Management Plan

Flounder fish generates a higher dollar value in the Chesapeake Bay watershed each year than any other finfish. This fact sheet provides a summary of problem areas and proposed management strategies described in the Chesapeake Bay Summer Flounder Management Plan.

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Bluefish Fishery Management Plan

This document addresses the Plan's goals to protect and monitor the bluefish resource in the Chesapeake Bay, its tributaries, and state coastal waters, and to provide for optimum long-term ecological, economic, and social benefits

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Atlantic Croaker & Spot Fishery Management Plan

Under the Chesapeake Bay Agreement, signed by Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, DC, the U.S. EPA and the Chesapeake Bay Commission, Atlantic croaker and spot fish were selected as important species and a fishery management plan (FMP) was scheduled for completion by December 1991. Fact sheet includes: Atlantic croaker and spot historical background; goals and objectives of the FMP; and stock status, habitat, research and monitoring needs, and water quality, as well as strategies and actions that apply to these issues.

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American Eel Fishery Management Plan

Fact Sheet: In 1987, signatories from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, the U.S. EPA, and the Chesapeake Bay Commission pledged to initiate management plans for commercially, recreationally, and ecologically valuable species. The American eel (Anquilla rostrata) was selected as one of the important species and a fishery management plan devised for the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries so that harvest does not exceed the capacity of the population to maintain its stock size from year to year

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Black Drum Fishery Management Plan-1991

This fact sheet provides a summary of the life history, stock status, problem areas, and proposed management strategies described in the Chesapeake Bay Black Drum Management Plan. For greater detail, consult the complete management plan.

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Red Drum Management Plan

The goal of the Chesapeake Bay Red Drum Management Plan is to enhance and perpetuate red drum stocks in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, and throughout their Atlantic coast range, so as to generate optimum long-term ecological, social and economic benefits from their commercial and recreational harvest and utilization over time.

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Red Drum Fishery Management Plan

This fact sheet provides a summary of the life history, stock status, problem areas, and proposed management strategies described in the Chesapeake Bay Red Drum Management Plan. For greater detail, consult the complete management plan.

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Striped Bass Fishery Management Plan 1989

The goal of the Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Management Plan is to enhance and perpetuate the striped bass stock in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, and throughout its Atlantic coast range, to generate optimum long-term ecological, social and economic benefits.

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Oyster Fishery Management Plan (1994)

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

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