The Clean Water Act supports a variety of designated uses, fisheries are one of the most pronounced in terms of their ecological and socio-economic value.  Therefore, administrators of the Clean Water Act have an interest in enumerating linkages necessary to mend water quality habitat models (e.g. TMDLs) with commercial, recreational, and conservation fisheries models used by natural resource agencies. Coupling water quality and fisheries management models can be done by identifying: (1) regulatory initiatives (e.g., environmental justice, toxins in fish tissue, stormwater management), (2) natural resource policies and (3) data generated by these activities.  This symposium will seek to cultivate these three links between Clean Water Act administrators and fisheries professionals.  If there is enough interest, sessions will be broken out by waterbody type (small lakes and impoundments, large lakes and impoundments, streams and rivers, estuaries, open ocean, etc.).

Supported by:

  • Association of Clean Water [Act] Administrators (ACWA)


  • Jonathan Leiman, Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Paul Kusnierz, Avista
  • Henriette Jager, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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