||Chesapeake Research Consortium, Inc., Annapolis, MD.;Chesapeake Bay Program Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee, Gloucester Point, VA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Annapolis, MD. Chesapeake Bay Program.
This workshop was structured to learn about alternative approaches to fisheries management that are being applied throughout the United States to determine what applicability, if any, they might have to Chesapeake Bay fisheries management. These approaches range from some form of assigned property rights to fisheries (e.g., Individual Transferable Quotas (ITQs), Territorial Use Rights For Fisheries (TURFs), Community Development Quotas (CDQs)) to management processes that share authority (Comanagement). Each alternative approach to management has unique characteristics that may contribute to success or failure when applied in a specific situation. Complexities of management in the Chesapeake Bay are magnified because the Bay has three jurisdictions, Maryland, Virginia and the Potomac, sharing management responsibilities for a variety of resources. In addition to single species management alternatives, there is great interest in the Chesapeake Bay to adopt ecosystem management approaches for Bay fisheries.