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1989

Marine Biology

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A Mark-Recapture Study Of Striped Bass In The James River, Virginia : Annual Report 1988, Joseph G. Loesch, Bruce W. Hill Jun 1989

A Mark-Recapture Study Of Striped Bass In The James River, Virginia : Annual Report 1988, Joseph G. Loesch, Bruce W. Hill

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. In the Spring 1988, 2,145 striped bass were tagged in the James River.

2. The mean size of striped bass tagged in 1988 (351.6 mm) was 117.9 mm smaller than mean size in 1987. The difference may be due to different locations and times of tagging.

3. The dominant age group in 1987 was the 1982 year class but in 1988 the dominant age group was the 1984 year class. This difference may also be accounted for by different locations and times of tagging.

4. The exodus of the mature fish out of the ...


Sediment Processes Monitoring Annual Report For Calendar Year 1988, Richard Wetzel, Bruce Neilson Jun 1989

Sediment Processes Monitoring Annual Report For Calendar Year 1988, Richard Wetzel, Bruce Neilson

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No abstract provided.


Virginia's Recreational Marlin And Tuna Fishery 1983 -1988 : A Report To The Fishermen, Eleanor A. Bochenek, Nancy J. Chartier, Jon A. Lucy Jun 1989

Virginia's Recreational Marlin And Tuna Fishery 1983 -1988 : A Report To The Fishermen, Eleanor A. Bochenek, Nancy J. Chartier, Jon A. Lucy

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No abstract provided.


Occurrence Of Indicators Of Fecal Pollution In Water And Sediment Of A Subestuary Impacted By Non-Point Pollution, Howard I. Kator, Martha Rhodes May 1989

Occurrence Of Indicators Of Fecal Pollution In Water And Sediment Of A Subestuary Impacted By Non-Point Pollution, Howard I. Kator, Martha Rhodes

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No abstract provided.


Determination Of Marina Buffer Zones Using Simple Mixing And Transport Models : A Report To The Virginia State Dept. Of Health, Bureau Of Shellfish Sanitation As Part Of The Chesapeake Bay Initiatives Marine Pollution Abatement Initiative, John M. Hamrick, Bruce J. Neilson May 1989

Determination Of Marina Buffer Zones Using Simple Mixing And Transport Models : A Report To The Virginia State Dept. Of Health, Bureau Of Shellfish Sanitation As Part Of The Chesapeake Bay Initiatives Marine Pollution Abatement Initiative, John M. Hamrick, Bruce J. Neilson

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This report describes the rationale, development and application of simple mixing and transport models for the determination of marina buffer zones and buffer zones for other point source discharges. Included in the report are two computer programs for implementation of the most general two dimensional transport model.


Feasibility Of Crab Meal Processing In The Chesapeake Bay Region Ii: An Integrated Economic Analysis For Hampton/Newport News, Virginia, Phillip R. Grulich, William D. Dupaul Feb 1989

Feasibility Of Crab Meal Processing In The Chesapeake Bay Region Ii: An Integrated Economic Analysis For Hampton/Newport News, Virginia, Phillip R. Grulich, William D. Dupaul

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The crab waste problem in Virginia and Maryland has been well documented by past research efforts, (Hatem, 1980) (Murray and DuPaul 1981) (Cathcart et, al.1984). Murray and DuPaul (1981) documented both the magnitude and location of the problem in Maryland and Virginia. Their analysis provided a description of the total waste disposal problem in the Bay and pinpointed specific trouble spots. The report provided enterprise budgets for three locations; Hampton, Virginia, Crisfield, Maryland, and Cambridge, Maryland. These locations were chosen because of their proximity to crab processors and their ability to produce sufficient quantities of crab waste to make ...


Status Of The Public Oyster Fishery Of Virginia - Fall 1989, Bruce Barber Jan 1989

Status Of The Public Oyster Fishery Of Virginia - Fall 1989, Bruce Barber

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This report summarizes data collected during 1989 in the Virginia portion of the Chesapeake Bay. The report focuses on the fall oyster survey in Virginia.


Public Oyster Shoal Survey - Spring 1989, Bruce Barber Jan 1989

Public Oyster Shoal Survey - Spring 1989, Bruce Barber

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This report summarizes data collected during 1989 in the Virginia portion of the Chesapeake Bay. The report focuses on the spring oyster survey in Virginia.


Develop A Fishery Stock Identification Laboratory And Identify Coastal And Estuarine Stocks That Are Dependent On The Chesapeake Bay And Its Tributaries, Brian W. Meehan Jan 1989

Develop A Fishery Stock Identification Laboratory And Identify Coastal And Estuarine Stocks That Are Dependent On The Chesapeake Bay And Its Tributaries, Brian W. Meehan

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Final report for a cooperative agreement between the Northeast Fisheries Center and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science to determine short- and long-term factors affecting mortality and recruitment of key commercial and recreational species, including fishing mortality and both natural and man-induced environmental impacts on mortality and recruitment, project 3.0."

Includes M.S. thesis by Carol Furman- Mitochondrial DNA variation in striped bass, Morone saxatilis, from the Rappahannock River, Virginia.


A Mark-Recapture Study Of Striped Bass In The Rappahannock River, Virginia Annual Report 1988-1989, Joseph G. Loesch, Bruce W. Hill Jan 1989

A Mark-Recapture Study Of Striped Bass In The Rappahannock River, Virginia Annual Report 1988-1989, Joseph G. Loesch, Bruce W. Hill

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A total of 3,892 striped bass were tagged and released in the Fall 1988 and 1,316 fish in the Spring 1989 on the Rappahannock River.

In the Fall, 77.6% of the tagged striped bass were less than 400 mm FL. In contrast, 81.5% of the fish were 400 mm FL or greater in the Spring.

The available striped bass stock in the Fall is more vulnerable to fishing than is the available stock in the Spring. Recaptures per net day of tagged striped bass in pound nets in the Fall 1987 were seven times greater than ...


Striped Bass Research, Virginia - Annual Report 1987-88, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science Jan 1989

Striped Bass Research, Virginia - Annual Report 1987-88, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science

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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) had 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 ...


Striped Bass Research, Virginia : Estimation Of Juvenile Striped Bass Relative Abundance, Annual Report 1988, James A. Colvocoresses Jan 1989

Striped Bass Research, Virginia : Estimation Of Juvenile Striped Bass Relative Abundance, Annual Report 1988, James A. Colvocoresses

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The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) has conducted a juvenile striped bass seine survey during the years from 1967 through 1973 and from 1980 through the present, with the primary objective of monitoring the relative annual recruitment success of juvenile striped bass in the spawning and nursery areas of Lower Chesapeake Bay. The survey was funded during 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 reported herein, support of ...


Striped Bass Research, Virginia - Annual Report 1988-89, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science Jan 1989

Striped Bass Research, Virginia - Annual Report 1988-89, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science

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The research reported herein (and in the 1982 through 1987 annual reports) is directly related to Priority III stated in the "Action Plan" (p. 15) of the Emergency Striped Bass Study (Anadromous Fish Conservation Act Amendment, Public Law 96-118). The amendment was the result of a decline in striped bass (Morone saxatilis) landings from Maine to North Carolina since the mid-1970's. This report summarizes the results of the Fall 1988 and Spring 1989 sampling periods and compares these results with the previous work.


A Documentation Of Virginia Trawl Surverys, 1955-1984, Listing Pertinent Variables: Date, Station Location, Gear, Vessel, Tow Direction, And Type Of Survey Volume Iv: Rappahannock River, Frank J. Wojcik, Willard A. Van Engel Jan 1989

A Documentation Of Virginia Trawl Surverys, 1955-1984, Listing Pertinent Variables: Date, Station Location, Gear, Vessel, Tow Direction, And Type Of Survey Volume Iv: Rappahannock River, Frank J. Wojcik, Willard A. Van Engel

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No abstract provided.