Chesapeake Bay fisheries play a critical role in the culture, economy, and ecology of the region. NOAA works to promote ecosystem-based management of fisheries and supports modeling, monitoring, and research to help identify the most important factors influencing the fisheries of the Chesapeake Bay.

NOAA scientists work with key Chesapeake fish species

Fish Facts

Blue crabs are one part of a complex ecosystem

Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management

NOAA scientists carry out a fish seine

Fisheries Science