Prospects For Multispecies Fisheries Management In Chesapeake Bay
Fisheries management in Chesapeake Bay, and globally, is based upon single-species plans (FWs) that often have neglected biological interactions such as predator-prey relationships or the so-called technical interactions (e.g. bycatch, discards) that affect yields, productivity, profitability, and which may have implications for the broad ecosystem management goals of the Chesapeake Bay Program. A workshop was convened in Solomons, Maryland, 1-3 April 1998, to consider the potential and advisability of moving towards multispecies fisheries management or of adopting approaches that are clearly compatible with an ecosystem management philosophy. International experts joined regional scientists and managers to explore multispecies issues in plenary sessions and focused working groups. This report contains the workshop’s findings and recommendations.
Multispecies Fisheries Management , Chesapeake Bay