An Implementation Team has been created, whose members work together to implement the actions laid out in the Cape Fear River Action Plan for Migratory Fish. The team holds quarterly conference calls and meets in person annually to discuss progress in implementing plan actions, find solutions to any conflicts or
roadblocks that arise, and adjust plan actions through adaptive management, as necessary.
As part of a long-term adaptive-management approach, the team will develop, and revisit as needed, a list of future priority research needs, which will serve to enhance habitat, water quality, and connectivity in the Cape Fear watershed.
We are not fully aware of the extent of our dependence on the Cape Fear River basin and the value of commercial and recreational fisheries, tourism, recreational uses, avoided costs to water treatment, and cultural uses. The conservation actions to be implemented under the Cape Fear River Action Plan for Migratory Fish are expected to result in: