Publication Archives

To obtain printed copies of the Chesapeake Bay Commission publications listed below please complete our Order Form and fax to Jen Dieux at 410-263-9338 or you may request copies via email to

Legislative Reports and Studies

  • Report of the Living Resources Roundtable, House Document 52, 1992, (Virginia Delegation report).
  • Addressing Issues Related to State Ownership of Certain Ungranted lands on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, House Document 80, 1993 (Virginia Delegation report).
  • The Condition and Future Prospects of the Shellfish industry in Virginia, House Document 535, 1993 (Virginia Delegation report).
  • Addressing Issues Related to the Management of the Blue Crab, House Document 61, 1996 (Virginia Delegation report).
  • Addressing Issues Related to the Management of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation, House Joint Resolution 283, 1999 (Virginia Delegation report).

Blue Crab Science, Management and Policy

The following list of publications were either the Commission's Blue Crab Technical Work Group (TWG), or the Commission's Bi-State Blue Crab Advisory Committee (BBCAC).

Chesapeake Bay Commission Issues and Actions papers

  • Non-Tidal Wetlands Protection Programs for the Chesapeake Bay Region: A Review and Comparison, September 1988.
  • The Development of Effective State Non-Tidal Wetlands Protection Programs Position Statement, November 1988.
  • Oil Spill Liability Statutes and Clean-Up Programs for the Chesapeake Bay and Its Tributaries: A Review and Comparison, September 1989.
  • Oil Spill Prevention Recommendations for the Chesapeake Bay Region, January 1990.
  • Striped Bass Management in the Chesapeake Bay: An Intricate Approach, May 1991.
  • The Incorporation of Environmental Education Curricula into the State School Systems in the Chesapeake Bay Region: Status and Needs, September 1991.
  • An Analysis of Riparian Forest Buffer Policies in Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, January 1995.
  • Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Restoration and Conflicts with Seafood Harvesting Techniques, May 1998.
  • Phosphorus: New Challenges for the Next Century, December 1998.
  • Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in Virginia, May 1999.
  • Phragmites Australis in the Chesapeake Bay Region - Key Issues, June, 2000.

Other Reports and Studies

  • Keeping Our Commitment: Preserving Land in the Chesapeake Watershed February, 2001
  • Taking Action for the Blue Crab: Managing and Protecting the Stock and its Fisheries: A report by the Bi-State Blue Crab Advisory Committee to the Chesapeake Bay Commission. January, 2001
  • Abandoned and Derelict Vessels: An Assessment of Alternative State Programs, July 1999
  • The Introduction of Nonindigenous Species to the Chesapeake Bay via Ballast Water, January 1995.
  • Special Report: Setting the Course: The Story of Chesapeake 2000, June 2000