Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Marine Resource Special Report
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.
Oyster fisheries--Chesapeake Bay (Va.), Oyster--Monitoring, Oyster fisheries--Virginia, Oysters--Chesapeake Bay (Va.)
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Haven, D. and P. Kendall (1975): Oyster Spatfall on Shellstrings in Virginia Rivers: 1974 Annual Summary. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary. https://doi.org/10.21220/V5JG86