Scope and Purpose
The Fish Habitat Action Team was formed as a joint effort of the Sustainable Fisheries GIT and the Vital Habitats GIT. This action team will lead the development of the fish habitat management strategy associated with the fish habitat outcome in the new Watershed Agreement. This team will include both fisheries and habitat experts representing from state management agencies, academic institutions, non-profits, and others. In developing the strategy, the team will evaluate current and past efforts to characterize fish habitat in the Chesapeake Bay to determine the highest priority data needs to inform restoration and conservation efforts.