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Publice Notice: Bi-State Blue Crab Advisory Committee 2000

The Chesapeake Bay Commission's

Bi-State Blue Crab Advisory Committee

Invites You to Participate in its

Blue Crab Public Forums

7 to 9 p.m.




Thurs., 10/26/00 Chesapeake College, Humanities Bldg, Rm H117, Wye Mills, MD

Mon., 10/30/00 Nandua High School, Onley, VA

Wed., 11/01/00 Mechanicsville Fire Hall, Mechanicsville, MD

Mon., 11/06/00 Washington High School Auditorium, Princess Anne, MD

Tues., 11/07/00* Glenns Campus, Rappahannock Comm. Coll, Rm 131, Glenns,VA

Thurs., 11/16/00 Harford County Council Chambers, Bel Air, MD

Thurs., 11/16/00 Virginia Marine Resources Commission, Newport News, VA

Tues., 11/21/00 Tangier Combined School, Tangier, VA

* 7:30 p.m.


Purpose: To present draft recommendations developed during a two-year study of blue crab management in the Chesapeake Bay by the Chesapeake Bay Commission's Bi-State Blue Crab Advisory Committee, and to obtain public comment on a series of potential management options and their harvest implications for the blue crab fishery. Note: All participants wishing to make oral comments must register on the signup sheet by 7 p.m. Oral comments will be limited to five minutes per registered speaker.


Sponsors: These forums are sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Commission's Bi-State Blue Crab

Advisory Committee in cooperation with the MD Department of Natural Resources and the VA Marine Resources Commission. For more information, call Kevin Miller in MD at 410-263-3420 or Russ Baxter in VA at 804-786-4849.


The Chesapeake Bay Commission is a tri-state legislative body, comprised of elected representatives from Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania, citizens and representatives of the governors of each state. The Bi-State Blue Crab Advisory Committee was created by the Bay Commission in 1996 to provide advice and coordination for managing the blue crab fishery Baywide.


Chesapeake Bay Commission

60 West Street, Suite 200, Annapolis, MD 21401

phone: 410- 263-3420, fax: 410- 263-9338


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