Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

1-1973

Series

Marine Resource Special Report

Abstract

Oyster setting in Virginia river systems dipped to the lowest levels on record during 1972, according to scientists at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science who regularly monitor oyster grounds for set. A heavy set occurred on the seaside of Virginia's Eastern Shore and limited setting was observed in tributary rivers of the Mobjack Bay, but elsewhere the number of oysters setting on shellstrings and on the bottom in lower Chesapeake Bay in 1972 was far lower than for the previous year, and the lowest overall set ever recorded.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.21220/V5T02K

Keywords

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

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