Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team (GIT 1)
Sustainable Fisheries GIT Meeting Summary
For the first time, the Sustainable Fisheries GIT held a joint meeting with the Habitat GIT to identify opportunities for both teams to work collaboratively on achieving 2014 Agreement goals.
Sustainable Fisheries GIT Charter (June 2015)
The Sustainable Fisheries GIT Charter details the GIT's mission and purpose, and organizational structure of the team.
Invasive Catfish Policy Adoption Statement
The Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team Executive Committee has concluded that the potential risk posed by blue catfish and flathead catfish on native species warrants action to examine potential measures to reduce densities and limit range expansion, and to evaluate possible negative ecological impacts.
Oyster Restoration Success Metrics
Executive Order 13508 Strategy for Protecting and Restoring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed established a goal of restoring oyster populations in 20 tributaries of Chesapeake Bay by 2025, further adding to the need to develop clear restoration goals, quantitative metrics and assessment protocols. This document represents an effort by state and federal agencies directly involved in oyster restoration in the Bay to develop clear and consistent objectives, definitions, sampling protocols and assessment techniques pursuant to achieving this goal and evaluating success.