Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Theatre, Speech & Dance

Publication Date

2000

Abstract

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) has conducted a juvenile striped bass seine survey kom 1967 through 1973 and &om 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. Initially (1967-1973), the swey was funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and when 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 jointly made through the Sportfish Restoration Program (Wallop-Bream Act), administered through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Virginia Marine Resources Commission. This report summarizes the results of the 1999 sampling period and compares these results with the previous work.

Description

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Sportfish Restoration Project F87R11. Submitted to Virginia Marine Resources Commission, March 2000

Keywords

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

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