The following is a list of acronyms that are commonly used in the Chesapeake Bay region:


ANP – Annapolis

BB – Bay Bridge

CBBT – Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

EBAY – Eastern Bay

HRBT – Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel

JRB – James River Bridge

KI – Kent Island

PAX – Patuxent River

SI – Solomons Island

SPSP – Sandy Point State Park

TPL – Thomas Point Lighthouse


Sports – Outdoors – Marine Acronyms

CNRA – Chesapeake National Recreation Area

C&R – catch and release

FF – fly fishing

GCBS – Great Chesapeake Bay Swim

LTJ – light tackle jigging

NDZ – No Discharge Zone

SIK – sit in kayak

SOK – sit on kayak

SUP – stand up paddleboard



ASMFC – Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission

CBF – Chesapeake Bay Foundation

CBSAC – Chesapeake Bay Stock Assessment Committee

COTP – Captain of the Port

DNR – Maryland Department of Natural Resources

DNREC – Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

G3 – Chesapeake Bay Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns

ICPRB – Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin

MAFMC – Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council

MANTA – Monitoring and Non-Tidal Assessment Division (MD DNR)

MDOT MPA – Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration

ORP – Oyster Recovery Partnership

PFBC – Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission

PRFC – Potomac River Fisheries Commission

SRBC – Susquehanna River Basin Commission

USACE – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

USCG – United States Coast Guard

VMRC – Virginia Marine Resources Commission

VIMS – Virginia Institute of Marine Science


Scientific – Research

MBSS – Maryland Biological Stream Survey

NRSA – National Rivers and Stream Assessment (EPA)

SCA – Stream Corridor Assessment


Related Information

The Chesapeake Bay Watershed