Alternative Title

Juvenile striped bass seining program.

Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

1987

Abstract

The research reported herein is directly in response to priorities established in the "Action Plan" of the Emergency Striped Bass Study (the Chafee Amendment (PL 96-118) of the Anadromous Fish Conservation Act (PL 89-304)). The Amendment was the result of a decline in striped bass landings along the Atlantic Coast that began in the mid-1970's. The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) ha~ previously conducted a juvenile striped bass seining program from 1967 through 1973 which was discontinued at that point due to a loss of funding. The program was reinstated in 1980 with funding from the National Marine Fisheries Service under the Chafee Amendment . This report summarizes the results of the 1986 sampling period and compares these results with the previous work .

Description

Part I: Juvenile Striped Bass Seining Program- August 1986-June 1987

Part II: Characterization of Virginia's Commercial Fisheries - August 1986-June 1987

Keywords

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

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