Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

11-1970

Series

Marine Resource Special Reports

Abstract

The Applied Biology Department in the VIMS Division of Applied Marine Science and Ocean Engineering conducts. weekly surveys of oyster "setting" in Virginia rivers from the end of May through early October each year. Starting at the mouth of each river and proceeding upstream to the limits of oyster setting, the collecting areas a.re established on public and private beds. Spat counts are obtained from oyster shells strung on wire and suspended from stakes. The number of spat which set in one week on the smooth side of ea.ch shell on the string are tabulated.

Issue

Vol 2 No. 15

DOI

https://doi.org/10.21220/V5690B

Keywords

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

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