Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

12-1989

Series

Marine Resource Special Report

Abstract

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) conducts surveys of oyster spatfall (or "setting") in Virginia waters throughout the summer reproductive period. This survey provides an estimate of the potential of a particular area for receiving a "strike 11 or set of oysters on the bottom and helps define the timing of setting events. Information obtained by this effort is valuable to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) for its shell repletion program, and to private oyster growers, both of whom are interested in maximizing the timing of shell planting. To assist in that area, a biweekly report of spatfall data to date is provided to interested parties throughout the summer. This report is a summary of the entire 1989 setting season.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.21220/V5KG74

Keywords

Oyster fisheries--Chesapeake Bay (Va.), Oyster--Monitoring, Oyster fisheries--Virginia, Oysters--Chesapeake Bay (Va.)

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