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Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Situation And Outlook Report : Results Of The 2016 Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Crop Reporting Survey, Karen Hudson May 2017

Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Situation And Outlook Report : Results Of The 2016 Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Crop Reporting Survey, Karen Hudson

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The hatchery-based shellfish aquaculture industry in Virginia continues to grow adding significant value to the Commonwealth's seafood marketplace. Today, watermen harvest both hard clams and oysters from the Commonwealth's public resources,albeit at rates diminished from historic levels. At the same time, Virginia's watermen-farmers, utilizing production from a land-based hatchery, are providing additional quantities of quality shellfish to consumers.

This survey, in its 11th year, is intended to continue annual assessments with which to gauge growth and inputs in Virginia's hatchery-based shellfish aquaculture industry. This report is based upon an industry survey completed during the first ...


International Trade In Seafood And Related Products: An Assessment Of U.S. Trade Patterns, James E. Kirkley, John M. Ward, Christopher M. Moore, Christopher Hayes, Brian Hooker, John Walden Jan 2008

International Trade In Seafood And Related Products: An Assessment Of U.S. Trade Patterns, James E. Kirkley, John M. Ward, Christopher M. Moore, Christopher Hayes, Brian Hooker, John Walden

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Stated Preference Methods For Environmental Management : Recreational Summer Flounder Angling In The Northeastern United States, Robert L. Hicks Jan 2002

Stated Preference Methods For Environmental Management : Recreational Summer Flounder Angling In The Northeastern United States, Robert L. Hicks

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Environmental managers are becoming increasingly aware that environmental policies must be crafted in a way that incorporates the human dimensions of the ecosystem. Failure to incorporate stakeholder preferences into management measures can lead to policies that fail because people’s preferences, motivations, and behavior concerning their use of the environment were not properly considered even if defensible natural science approaches were incorporated in the management decision. In this paper, we present a new method for quantifying angler preferences for fisheries management. The method, called the Stated Preference Discrete Choice Technique (SPDC) (Louviere et. al) is a particular form of conjoint ...


Saltwater Angling And Its Economic Importance To Virginia, James Kirkley, David Kerstetter Jan 1997

Saltwater Angling And Its Economic Importance To Virginia, James Kirkley, David Kerstetter

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Virginia's Commercial Fishing Industry: Its Economic Performance And Contributions, James Kirkley Jan 1997

Virginia's Commercial Fishing Industry: Its Economic Performance And Contributions, James Kirkley

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A Profile Of The Oyster Industry Northeastern United States, Douglas Lipton, James Kirkley Feb 1994

A Profile Of The Oyster Industry Northeastern United States, Douglas Lipton, James Kirkley

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This is a critical period for the future of the east coast oyster industry. This report documents the dramatic decline in industry output which has been the impetus for a publicly funded program to "revtalize" the industry. Oyster biologists argue over the severityy of the decline and the cause, and also the potential remedies. Should non-native oysters, specifically Crassostrea gigas, be introduced into the region to replace the native oyster production? Are there ways to manage around the devastating oyster diseases MSX and Dermo? Will large populations of oysters significantly improve the water quality in currentiy degraded areas?

While these ...


Comparative Analysis Of Sea Scallop Escapement/Retention And Resulting Economic Impacts, William D. Dupaul, Edward J. Heist, James E. Kirkley Jan 1988

Comparative Analysis Of Sea Scallop Escapement/Retention And Resulting Economic Impacts, William D. Dupaul, Edward J. Heist, James E. Kirkley

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During the months of June and September 1988, gear experiments were conducted aboard the F/V Carolina Dawn and Carolina Capes. The primary objective of the experiments was to assess the technical efficiency and size selectivity of 3.5-inch ring dredges relative to the current commercially-used 3.0-inch ring dredges. Secondary objectives were to analyze the economic and regulatory ramifications of using 3.5-inch ring dredges to control the age-at-capture and enhance the yield-per- recruit.