Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

1995

Abstract

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) has conducted a juvenile striped bass seine survey from 1967 through 1973 and from 1980 through the present. The primary objective has been the monitoring of the relative annual recruitment success of juvenile striped bass in the spawning and nursery areas of Lower Chesapeake Bay. The survey was funded in it's initial period by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and then reinstated in 1980 with funding from the National Marine Fisheries Service under the Emergency Striped Bass Study program. Commencing with the 1988 annual survey, support of the program has been made jointly through the Sportfish Restoration Program (Wallop-Breaux Act), administered through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Virginia Marine Resources Commission. This report summarizes the results of the 1994 sampling period and compares theses results with the previous work.

Description

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Sportfish Restoration Project F87R6. Submitted to Virginia Marine Resources Commission.

Keywords

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

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