Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

1975

Series

Marine Resource Special Report

Abstract

Oyster setting levels in m9st Virginia river systems are still far below those which commonly occurred prior to 1960. However, the 1974 season showed continuing improvement since 1972 when Tropical Storm Agnes raged through the Chesapeake Bay region, creating adverse environmental conditions which were largely responsible for the lowest setting levels on record. Data for 1973, as well as for 1971 and 1972 are included in this summary for comparison with the 1974 setting season. Setting information is obtained through surveys conducted weekly by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) from June through early October, with assistance of personnel of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.21220/V5JG86

Keywords

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

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