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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 ...