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Evaluation Of Striped Bass Stocks In Virginia, Monitoring And Tagging Studies, 2004-2008 Annual Report, 1 September 2007 - 31 September 2008, Philip W. Sadler, John M. Hoenig, Robert E. Harris, Matthew W. Smith, Rebecca J. Wilk, Lydia M. Goins Nov 2008

Evaluation Of Striped Bass Stocks In Virginia, Monitoring And Tagging Studies, 2004-2008 Annual Report, 1 September 2007 - 31 September 2008, Philip W. Sadler, John M. Hoenig, Robert E. Harris, Matthew W. Smith, Rebecca J. Wilk, Lydia M. Goins

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This report presents the results of striped bass (Morone saxatilis) tagging and monitoring activities in Virginia during the period 1 September 2007 through 31 August 2008. It includes an assessment of the biological characteristics of striped bass taken from the 2008 spring spawning run, estimates of annual survival and fishing mortality based on annual spring tagging, and the results of the study that documents the prevalence of mycobacterial infections of striped bass in Chesapeake Bay. The information contained in this report is required by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and is used to implement a coordinated management plan for ...


Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve In Virginia Management Plan: 2008-2012, William Reay, Sandra Erdle, Scott Lerberg, Sarah Mcguire, Kenneth Moore Oct 2008

Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve In Virginia Management Plan: 2008-2012, William Reay, Sandra Erdle, Scott Lerberg, Sarah Mcguire, Kenneth Moore

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Economic Outlook For Expansion Of The Eastern Shore Farmers’ Market: Seafood Handling, Storage, And Transportation Facility, Thomas J. Murray, James E. Kirkley Sep 2008

Economic Outlook For Expansion Of The Eastern Shore Farmers’ Market: Seafood Handling, Storage, And Transportation Facility, Thomas J. Murray, James E. Kirkley

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Interim Report An Assessment Of Sea Scallop Abundance And Distribution In Selected Closed Areas: Georges Bank Area Ii And The Delmarva Closed Area, William D. Dupaul, David B. Rudders Sep 2008

Interim Report An Assessment Of Sea Scallop Abundance And Distribution In Selected Closed Areas: Georges Bank Area Ii And The Delmarva Closed Area, William D. Dupaul, David B. Rudders

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Technical Support In Engineering Construction Phase Of Craney Island Eastward Expansion, Mac Sisson, Harry Wang, Yuepeng Li, Jian Shen, Albert Y. Kuo, Wenping Gong Sep 2008

Technical Support In Engineering Construction Phase Of Craney Island Eastward Expansion, Mac Sisson, Harry Wang, Yuepeng Li, Jian Shen, Albert Y. Kuo, Wenping Gong

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Best Management Practices For The Virginia Shellfish Culture Industry, Michael Oesterling, Mark Luckenbach Sep 2008

Best Management Practices For The Virginia Shellfish Culture Industry, Michael Oesterling, Mark Luckenbach

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Environmental Code Of Practices For The Virginia Shellfish Culture Industry, Michael Oesterling, Mark Luckenbach Sep 2008

Environmental Code Of Practices For The Virginia Shellfish Culture Industry, Michael Oesterling, Mark Luckenbach

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Estimating Relative Juvenile Abundance Of Ecologically Important Finfish In The Virginia Portion Of Chesapeake Bay, Mary C. Fabrizio, Troy D. Tuckey Jul 2008

Estimating Relative Juvenile Abundance Of Ecologically Important Finfish In The Virginia Portion Of Chesapeake Bay, Mary C. Fabrizio, Troy D. Tuckey

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Water Quality Conditions And Restoration Of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (Sav) In The Tidal Freshwater James River 2007, Kenneth Moore, Betty Neikirk, Erin Shields, Jessie Jarvis, David Parrish Jul 2008

Water Quality Conditions And Restoration Of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (Sav) In The Tidal Freshwater James River 2007, Kenneth Moore, Betty Neikirk, Erin Shields, Jessie Jarvis, David Parrish

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In 2007, wild celery (Vallisneria americana) and water stargrass (Heteranthera dubia) were planted at sites in the Hopewell region of the tidal James River. The SA V transplants from 2007 and previous years were monitoried by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) for survivorship and growth throughout the growing season. Nursery ponds were constructed at the VIMS campus for development of SA V transplant propagules. Water quality sampling was conducted at bi-weekly intervals throughout the year for water column nutrients, chlorophyll a, suspended solids, water transparency and other chemical and physical constituents important for SAV growth. Continuous water quality ...


Final Report Calibrating Industry Scallop Surveys With Noaa Vessel Platforms, William D. Dupaul, David B. Rudders May 2008

Final Report Calibrating Industry Scallop Surveys With Noaa Vessel Platforms, William D. Dupaul, David B. Rudders

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Final Report An Assessment Of Sea Scallop Abundance And Distribution In Selected Closed Areas: Georges Bank Area I And Ii, Nantucket Lightship And Elephant Trunk, William D. Dupaul, David B. Rudders May 2008

Final Report An Assessment Of Sea Scallop Abundance And Distribution In Selected Closed Areas: Georges Bank Area I And Ii, Nantucket Lightship And Elephant Trunk, William D. Dupaul, David B. Rudders

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Final Report - 2007 Data Collection And Analysis In Support Of Single And Multispecies Stock Assessments In Chesapeake Bay: The Chesapeake Bay Multispecies Monitoring And Assessment Program, Christopher F. Bonzek, Robert J. Latour, James Gartland May 2008

Final Report - 2007 Data Collection And Analysis In Support Of Single And Multispecies Stock Assessments In Chesapeake Bay: The Chesapeake Bay Multispecies Monitoring And Assessment Program, Christopher F. Bonzek, Robert J. Latour, James Gartland

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Historically, fisheries management has been based on the results of single-species stock assessment models that focus on the interplay between exploitation level and sustainability. There currently exists a suite of standard and accepted analytical frameworks (e.g., virtual population analysis (VPA), biomass dynamic production modeling, delay difference models, etc.) for assessing the stocks, projecting future stock size, evaluating recovery schedules and rebuilding strategies for overfished stocks, setting allowable catches, and estimating fishing mortality or exploitation rates. A variety of methods also exist to integrate the biological system and the fisheries resource system, thereby enabling the evaluation of alternative management strategies ...


Northeast Area Monitoring And Assessment Program (Neamap) Mid-Atlantic Nearshore Trawl Program Progress Report: Fall 2007 Survey Data Summary, Christopher F. Bonzek, James Gartland, J. David Lange, Robert J. Latour Mar 2008

Northeast Area Monitoring And Assessment Program (Neamap) Mid-Atlantic Nearshore Trawl Program Progress Report: Fall 2007 Survey Data Summary, Christopher F. Bonzek, James Gartland, J. David Lange, Robert J. Latour

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Concerns regarding the status of fishery-independent data collection from the continental shelf waters between Cape Hatteras, North Carolina and the U.S. / Canadian border led the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Management and Science Committee (MSC) to draft a resolution in 1997 calling for the formation the Northeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program (NEAMAP) (ASMFC 2002). NEAMAP is a cooperative state-federal program modeled after the Southeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program (SEAMAP), which had been coordinating fishery-independent data collection south of Cape Hatteras since the mid-1980s (Rester 2001). The four main goals of this new program directly address ...


The Status Of Virginia's Public Oyster Resource 2007, Melissa Southworth, Juliana Harding, Roger Mann Jan 2008

The Status Of Virginia's Public Oyster Resource 2007, Melissa Southworth, Juliana Harding, Roger Mann

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This report summarizes data collected during 2007 in the Virginia portion of the Chesapeake Bay. The report is composed of two parts, part one, oyster recruitment (shell string) in Virginia and part two, dredge survey of selected oyster bars in Virginia.


Review Of Virginia's 2007 Striped Bass Fisheries And Monitoring Programs: A Compliance Report To The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Striped Bass Technical Committee, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science Jan 2008

Review Of Virginia's 2007 Striped Bass Fisheries And Monitoring Programs: A Compliance Report To The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Striped Bass Technical Committee, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science

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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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Bycatch Reduction Panels Improve Catch Composition And Size Distribution Of Fishes Retained In Pound Nets, Christian Hager Jan 2008

Bycatch Reduction Panels Improve Catch Composition And Size Distribution Of Fishes Retained In Pound Nets, Christian Hager

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Preliminary Assessment Of Nonpoint Source Fecal Coliform Loading And Flushing Capability In The Back Bay, Virginia, Mac Sisson, Harry Wang, Jian Shen, Tao Shen Jan 2008

Preliminary Assessment Of Nonpoint Source Fecal Coliform Loading And Flushing Capability In The Back Bay, Virginia, Mac Sisson, Harry Wang, Jian Shen, Tao Shen

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Habitat Selection By Juvenile Striped Bass In Lower Chesapeake Bay Tributaries : Inferences From Occupancy Models, David A. Hewitt, Mary C. Fabrizio, Amanda H. Hewitt, Julia K. Ellis Jan 2008

Habitat Selection By Juvenile Striped Bass In Lower Chesapeake Bay Tributaries : Inferences From Occupancy Models, David A. Hewitt, Mary C. Fabrizio, Amanda H. Hewitt, Julia K. Ellis

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Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program Annual Report 2007, John A. Lucy, Lewis Gillingham Jan 2008

Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program Annual Report 2007, John A. Lucy, Lewis Gillingham

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Initiated in 1995, the Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program (VGFTP) database is comprised of tagged fish records, and corresponding recaptured fish records. These records are primarily generated through contributed efforts of a dedicated corps of trained marine anglers targeting only a select number of target species. The recaptured fish records are the result of observant individuals noticing the tags in live or freshly-boxed/shipped fish. Recapture reports originate from a mix of sources, including marine anglers, commercial fishers, workers in fish packinghouses, wholesale and retail sellers of fish, and NOAA Fisheries observers on coastal trawl boats.


Estimation Of Juvenile Striped Bass Relative Abundance In The Virginia Portion Of Chesapeake Bay, January 2007-December 2007 : Annual Progress Report, Amanda H. Hewitt, Leonard S. Machut, Mary C. Fabrizio Jan 2008

Estimation Of Juvenile Striped Bass Relative Abundance In The Virginia Portion Of Chesapeake Bay, January 2007-December 2007 : Annual Progress Report, Amanda H. Hewitt, Leonard S. Machut, Mary C. Fabrizio

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The primary objective of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science juvenile striped bass survey is to monitor the relative annual recruitment success of juvenile striped bass in the major Virginia nursery areas of lower Chesapeake Bay. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service initially funded the survey from 1967 to 1973. After a hiatus ending in 1980, funds were provided by the National Marine Fisheries Service under the Emergency Striped Bass Study program. Commencing with the 1988 annual survey, the work was jointly supported by Wallop-Breaux funds (Sport Fish Restoration Act) administered through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ...