|What We Do|
On behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office works to protect and restore the Bay by focusing its capabilities on four key topics: Education, Fisheries, Habitat, and Observations. These topics are addressed by each of the Office’s primary programs (Ecosystem Science, Coastal and Living Resource Management, and Environmental Literacy) in an integrated approach to ecosystem management. This enables scientists and resource managers to examine some of the interconnected elements of the Bay ecosystem and ensures that Bay residents have a holistic understanding of the resource.
As an example, in the case of the blue crab science and management: