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Scope and Purpose
The Chesapeake Bay Stock Assessment Committee (CBSAC) combines the expertise of state representatives and scientists from the Chesapeake Bay region with federal fisheries scientists from the National Marine Fisheries Service’s Northeast and Southeast Fisheries Science Centers. This committee has met each year since 1997 to review the results of annual Chesapeake Bay blue crab surveys and harvest data, and to develop management advice for Chesapeake Bay jurisdictions: the state of Maryland, Commonwealth of Virginia, and the Potomac River Fisheries Commission (PRFC).
Projects and Resources
CBSAC Membership Application
Application to become a member of the Chesapeake Bay Stock Assessment Committee (CBSAC).
2021 CBSAC Charter
Updated charter for the Chesapeake Bay Stock Assessment Committee (CBSAC). Finalized December 2021 and approved by the SFGIT Executive Committee February 2022.
Blue Crab Harvest Reporting Efforts
Document providing an overview of current efforts enlisted by management jurisdictions to collect blue crab harvest information and challenges to improving reporting accuracy. Created December 2021.
2020 CBSAC Charter Update
Updated charter for the Chesapake Bay Stock Assessment Committee. Finalized November 2020.
- Cbsac charter 2020 final v2 (pdf - 144.326 KB)
Charter: Chesapeake Bay Stock Assessment Committee (Feb 2016)
Charter for the Chesapeake Bay Stock Assessment Committee. Updated February 2016.
- Cbsac final charter feb 2016 (pdf - 147.601 KB)
Annual report published by the Chesapeake Bay Stock Assessment Committee that summarizes the results of the Winter Dredge Survey and harvest information, and provides management advice for the jurisdictions based on stock status.View details
This study, conducted by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, applies models to understand the influence of climatic, water quality, and biotic variables on estimates of key indices of blue crab recruitment for 1990‐2017. The published results can be accessed here: https://cdnsciencepub.com/doi/10.1139/cjfas-2019-0439View details
Annual report published by the Chesapeake Bay Stock Assessment Committee on the status of the blue crab population in the Chesapeake Bay and management advice for Bay jurisdictions.View details
Pat Geer (Chair), Virginia Marine Resources Commission
2600 Washington Avenue
Newport news, Virginia 23607
Mandy Bromilow (Coordinator), Fishery Program Analyst at NCBO, ERT, Inc.
Bruce Vogt (Staffer), Sustainable Fisheries Coordinator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Ellen Cosby, Potomac River Fisheries Commission
Tbd, Maryland TBD
Glenn Davis, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Daniel Hennen, National Marine Fisheries Service
Eric Johnson, University of Northern Florida
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32224
Alexa Kretsch, Virginia Marine Resources Commission
380 Fenwick Road
Hampton, Virginia 23651
Rom Lipcius, Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)
Genine McClair, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
580 Taylor Avenue
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Thomas Miller, UMCES Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL)
Amy Schueller, National Marine Fisheries Service
Michael Seebo, Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)
Alexei Sharov, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Michael Wilberg, UMCES Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL)
P.O. Box 38
Solomons, Maryland 20688