CFF Black Sea Bass Tagging

Project Title: Examining the Movement Ecology and Habitat Utilization of Black Sea Bass in Chesapeake Bay Using Telemetry Techniques
MATOS Project Code: BSBCB
Project Duration: January 2019 - December 2021
Project Description: Coonamessett Farm Foundation’s (CFF) 2019/20 project entitled “Examining the Movement Ecology and Habitat Utilization of Black Sea Bass in Chesapeake Bay Using Telemetry Techniques” addresses NCBO Fisheries Research Program Priority #1: Examining the role of inshore habitat in offshore productivity for black sea bass (BSB) by specifically examining their movement ecology and habitat utilization through the integration of three methods of tagging and telemetry techniques (passive, acoustic, and satellite), the Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System (CBIBS), and citizen science volunteers from the Ocean Research Project FishFinder program.
Objectives:
  1. Determine movement ecology and habitat utilization
Management Benefits:
  1. Improve understanding of distribution and seasonal habitat usage in Chesapeake Bay
Investigators:
  1. Samir Patel (Coonamessett Farm Foundation) spatel@cfarm.org
  2. Ricky Alexander
Participating Organizations:
  1. Coonamessett Farm Foundation
Funding:
  1. NOAA Chesapeake Bay Fisheries Research Program