Virginia Institute of Marine Science
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) adopted the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for American Eel (FMP) in November 1999. The Plan focuses on increasing the states’ efforts to collect data on the resource and the fishery it supports through fishery dependent and independent studies. To this end, member jurisdictions (including Virginia) agreed to implement an annual abundance survey of young-of-year American eel (YOY). The survey is intended to “...characterize trends in annual recruitment of the young of the year eel over time [to produce a] qualitative appraisal of the annual recruitment of American eel to the U.S. Atlantic coast (ASMFC 1999)”.
American Eel, Chesapeake Bay, Anguilla rostrata, Fisheries
This project was supported by the Virginia Marine Resources Commission’s Commercial Fishery Advisory Board and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
Greer, P. (2001): Estimating relative abundance of young of the year American eel, Anguilla rostrata, in the Virginia tributaries of Chesapeake Bay. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary. https://doi.org/10.21220/V5WC88