Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Marine Resource Special Reports
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.
Vol 2 No. 15
Oyster fisheries--Chesapeake Bay (Va.), Oyster--Monitoring, Oyster fisheries--Virginia, Oysters--Chesapeake Bay (Va.)
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Haven, D. S. (1970) Oyster Spatfall on Shellstrings in Virginia Rivers: 1970 Annual Summary. Marine Resource Special Reports. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary. https://doi.org/10.21220/V5690B