Submerged Aquatic Vegetation

What do you monitor?

The presence/absence and abundance of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV)

Why do you monitor? 

SAV is a Bay Sentinel - serving not only as an indicator of the Bay's water quality, but as a protector of the Bay's water quality too. SAV also provides numerous other ecosystem services, like providing food and habitat for animals that live in the water,  sequestering carbon and nutrients, and erosion control.

Black Bass Fishery

What do you monitor?

Water quality and chemistry, fish and invertebrate locations and abundances, underwater habitat availability

Why do you monitor?  

  • To ensure population integrity and sustainability of tidal populations of black bass in Maryland;
  • To promote and protect angling opportunities of constituents;
  • To respond to public concerns of the black bass fishery in tidal freshwater rivers of Maryland with well-researched answers and awareness programs or materials.

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