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Chesapeake Bay Studies

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Program accomplishments...

1) Valuable information has been obtained under this program. All projects are State and Federal cooperative efforts to implement and develop fishery stock assessment programs in Chesapeake Bay. The following are a few of the highlights: Developed a randomized sampling design for the blue crab recreational fishery in Chesapeake Bay; Developed and implemented the Baywide winter dredge survey for blue crab; Designed and field-tested multiple species monitoring program to be conducted on a Baywide scale; Developed a multispecies modeling approach for Management of the Coastal fishery for Atlantic menhaden; Verified techniques to biochemically measure the age of blue crab, and; competed stock assessments for blue crab, oyster, and hard clam. 2) Educated more than 6,300 students about the Chesapeake Bay watershed and their greater environment. Provided more than 1,200 teachers with professional development opportunties in the field of environmental education. Developed strong partnerships among environmental education organizations. Forged partnerships with the Departments of Education to integrate information about the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed into school curricula.