The Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team works to improve the management and recovery of oysters, blue crab, menhaden, striped bass and shad by using science to make informed fishery management decisions that cross state boundaries.
Scope and Purpose
The Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team (GIT) is composed of the state fisheries managers from around the Bay and chaired by the director of the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office. The Sustainable Fisheries GIT draws together a diverse group of managers and scientists to improve management and recovery of oysters, blue crab, menhaden, striped bass and alosines. It focuses on advancing ecosystem-based fisheries management by using science to make informed fishery management decisions that cross state boundaries.
Through this approach the Sustainable Fisheries GIT is focused on ecosystem-based fisheries management that encourages sustainable Chesapeake Bay fish populations, which support viable recreational and commercial fisheries, and provides for natural ecosystem function. Institutions represented on the Sustainable Fisheries GIT include state management agencies, federal agencies, non-profits and academic institutions.
These members form an Executive Committee that meet once a month. The full GIT membership meets in-person twice per year, typically June and December.