Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

1-1979

Series

Marine Resource Special Report

Abstract

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) conducts weekly surveys from June through·early October to obtain oyster spatfall information. Spat counts are made from oyster shells strung on wire and suspended from stakes on public and private beds. The number of spat on shells are counted each week of the spawning season to determine the potential of a particular area for receiving a strike and to predict the most likely period the strikes will occur. Shells planted just before the period of maximum set have the best chance of getting a good strike.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.21220/V5N89F

Keywords

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

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