Chesapeake Bay oyster restoration, management & research
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Chesapeake Bay oyster restoration, management & research oversight field hearing before the Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife, and Oceans of the Committee on Resources, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, first session, October 22, 2001 in Annapolis, Maryland by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Resources. Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife, and Oceans

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Written in English


  • Oyster fisheries -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.),
  • Fishery management -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.),
  • Restoration ecology -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)

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Paginationiii, 95 p. :
Number of Pages95
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14531591M
ISBN 100160696054

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The VAORC is also the homeport of the innovative oyster restoration vessel Chesapeake Gold, used for the aquaculture program and for assisting partners with restoration and research projects. We rely very heavily on volunteer help to make our oyster restoration program work and we . Chesapeake Bay Management Strategy. Oyster Restoration Outcome. In addition, consulting scientists from academic and research institutions play key roles by conducting research to gain a fuller understanding of oyster biology, developing improved methods and technologies for oyster restoration, and collecting and analyzing data from. Planning and implementing oyster reef restoration in select Maryland and Virginia tributaries. Coordinating and communicating our progress toward and research related to oyster reef restoration. Monitoring and assessing progress toward the outcome will occur at the reef, tributary and Chesapeake Bay-wide levels.   The amendment, based on Congressman Brown’s standalone legislation H.R. , awards research grants to support the long-term conservation, restoration and management of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The Chesapeake Bay is a vitally important ecosystem to Maryland, attracting millions of tourists and supporting thousands of jobs.

The Bay is a highly valued resource for the region for additional reasons, including tourism, recreational boating, and scenic beauty. In recent decades, the Bay’s biologically diverse ecosystem has seen sharp declines in some of its keystone species, including the native oyster. Field and laboratory research at VIMS is key to the recent surge in oyster aquaculture in Virginia, and also underlies increasing success in restoring wild populations of the Eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica to the Chesapeake s were historically one of the Bay's keystone species, filtering water and providing reef habitat for many other organisms. The Chesapeake Bay Program is a unique regional partnership that brings together leaders and experts from a vast range of agencies and organizations. Each Bay Program partner uses its own resources to implement Bay restoration and protection activities. Partners work together through the Bay Program’s goal teams, workgroups and committees to collaborate, share information and set goals. Oyster Recovery Partnership A Virginia Street Annapolis, MD [email protected]

Exploring Environmental Issues Related to the Eastern Oyster in Chesapeake Bay is a high school level transdisciplinary unit of study for that incorporate both State and National Education Standards for science, with connections to Common Core, and the Maryland Environmental Literacy Standards. There are also strong connections to the College, Career, and Civic Life Standards (C3 Framework for.   The research was made possible by funding from the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Using computer modeling, researchers focused on the Choptank River system. The system includes three tributaries where large-scale oyster restoration is under way: Harris Creek, Little Choptank River, and Tred Avon River. In the Chesapeake Bay Aquatic Reef Plan and the Oyster Fishery Management Plan also specified oyster restoration as a management practice. The Chesapeake Bay Program designated approximately 5, acres each in Maryland and Virginia and 1, acres in the Potomac River to create new oyster habitat by   The Chesapeake Bay was once home to vast numbers of oysters — oyster reefs rose so high that they grazed the bottoms of boats sailing the Bay. A nationwide trade in oysters grew up with the Bay at its heart. These native oysters — the Eastern oyster (or Crassostrea virginica) — also played a key ecological role in the Chesapeake. They filtered algae and provided habitat and shelter for.