Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

2009

Abstract

The 2008 striped bass juvenile abundance index is 7.97 and is not significantly different from the historic average of 7.51. Additional methods of calculating the regional index support this conclusion. Catches in the James River were significantly higher than it’s historic average and offset the significantly lower catches recorded in the York River. The 2008 Rappahannock River index is not significantly different from the historic average. Striped bass catches at auxiliary stations provide greater spatial coverage of the nursery grounds and suggest that juvenile striped bass were broadly distributed throughout the sampling area in 2008.

Description

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Sportfish Restoration Project F87R20. Submitted to Virginia Marine Resources Commission, March 2009

Keywords

Striped bass -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.); Striped bass fisheries -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)

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