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Status Of The Major Oyster Diseases In Virginia 2006-2008 A Summary Of The Annual Oyster Disease Monitoring Program, Ryan B. Carnegie, Eugene M. Burreson Dec 2009

Status Of The Major Oyster Diseases In Virginia 2006-2008 A Summary Of The Annual Oyster Disease Monitoring Program, Ryan B. Carnegie, Eugene M. Burreson

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Fall Survey sampling revealed P. marinus levels to be generally normal to high in Virginia tributaries. By 2007 P. marinus was present on every oyster reef sampled, and by the end of the 2006-2008 period the parasite was probably causing some mortality throughout Virginia waters. Data for H. nelsoni are still incomplete for 2006/7 because of funding limitations, but in 2008 H. nelsoni was observed at 17 of 31 sampled reefs, a marked expansion in distribution since 2003/4. A significant MSX disease outbreak occurred in the Great Wicomico River in 2008, as a mild winter and a long ...


Recruitment, Substrate Quality And Standing Stock Monitoring In Support Of Noaa-Acoa Oyster Restoration Projects In The Great Wicomico, Rappahannock, Piankatank And Lynnhaven River Basins, 2004-2006 : Supplementary Materials, Mark W. Luckenbach, Paige G. Ross Dec 2009

Recruitment, Substrate Quality And Standing Stock Monitoring In Support Of Noaa-Acoa Oyster Restoration Projects In The Great Wicomico, Rappahannock, Piankatank And Lynnhaven River Basins, 2004-2006 : Supplementary Materials, Mark W. Luckenbach, Paige G. Ross

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Many factors affect the success of oyster restoration efforts. This supplemental report details the VIMS effort under this NOAA-funded program to monitor some of those factors in the Great Wicomico, Rappahannock, Piankatank and Lynnhaven Rivers. Specifically, it details monitoring of (1) oyster settlement at two reefs in each of those tributaries from May to November from 2004 – 2006, along with additional widespread recruitment monitoring in the Lynnhaven River in 2005 & 2006, (2) substrate condition on the same eight reefs during spring, summer and fall of 2004 – 2006, (3) oyster abundance on Shell Bar reef in the Great Wicomico River before ...


Water Quality Conditions And Restoration Of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (Sav) In The Tidal Freshwater James River, 2008, Kenneth A. Moore, Betty Berry Neikirk, Erin C. Shields, David Parrish Sep 2009

Water Quality Conditions And Restoration Of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (Sav) In The Tidal Freshwater James River, 2008, Kenneth A. Moore, Betty Berry Neikirk, Erin C. Shields, David Parrish

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In 2008, wild celery (Vallisneria americana), water stargrass (Heteranthera dubia) and hydrilla (Hydrilla verticilata) shoots were transplanted into shallow water sites in the Hopewell region of the tidal James River and sampled for survivorship and growth throughout the SA V growing season. 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 SA V growth. Continuous water quality sampling was also conducted along the James River from the mouth of the Chickahominy River to the upstream limits of tidal water at ...


Final Report An Assessment Of Sea Scallop Abundance And Distribution In Selected Closed Areas: Georges Bank Area Ii And The Delmarva Closed Area, David B. Rudders, William D. Dupaul Sep 2009

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

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Northeast Area Monitoring And Assessment Program Final Report 2005-2009, Christopher F. Bonzek, James Gartland, J. David Lange Jr., Robert J. Latour Aug 2009

Northeast Area Monitoring And Assessment Program Final Report 2005-2009, Christopher F. Bonzek, James Gartland, J. David Lange Jr., Robert J. Latour

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2009 Annual Report Estimating Relative Juvenile Abundance Of Ecologically Important Finfish In The Virginia Portion Of Chesapeake Bay, Troy D. Tuckey, Mary C. Fabrizio Jul 2009

2009 Annual Report Estimating Relative Juvenile Abundance Of Ecologically Important Finfish In The Virginia Portion Of Chesapeake Bay, Troy D. Tuckey, Mary C. Fabrizio

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Identification And Assessment Of Water Quality Problems In Mill Dam Creek And Dey Cove Tributaries Of Lynnhaven, Virginia Beach, Mac Sisson, Harry Wang, William Reay, Yueping Li Jul 2009

Identification And Assessment Of Water Quality Problems In Mill Dam Creek And Dey Cove Tributaries Of Lynnhaven, Virginia Beach, Mac Sisson, Harry Wang, William Reay, Yueping Li

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Northeast Area Monitoring And Assessment Program (Neamap) Data Collection And Analysis In Support Of Single And Multispecies Stock Assessments In The Mid-Atlantic: Northeast Area Monitoring And Assessment Program Near Shore Trawl Program, Christopher F. Bonzek, James Gartland, J. David Lange, Robert J. Latour Jun 2009

Northeast Area Monitoring And Assessment Program (Neamap) Data Collection And Analysis In Support Of Single And Multispecies Stock Assessments In The Mid-Atlantic: Northeast Area Monitoring And Assessment Program Near Shore Trawl Program, 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 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 of 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 has 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 ...


Regional Workshop On Cownose Ray Issues Identifying Research And Extension Needs, Virginia Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program Jun 2009

Regional Workshop On Cownose Ray Issues Identifying Research And Extension Needs, Virginia Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program

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Final Report - 2008 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, James Gartland, Raemarie A. Johnson, Robert J. Latour May 2009

Final Report - 2008 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, James Gartland, Raemarie A. Johnson, Robert J. Latour

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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 ...


Abundance And Distribution Of Sea Scallops And Yellowtail Flounder During The 2008 Vims/Industry Cooperative Survey Of Georges Bank Closed Area Ii, William D. Dupaul, Kelli Milleville Wright, David B. Rudders Mar 2009

Abundance And Distribution Of Sea Scallops And Yellowtail Flounder During The 2008 Vims/Industry Cooperative Survey Of Georges Bank Closed Area Ii, William D. Dupaul, Kelli Milleville Wright, David B. Rudders

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No abstract provided.


Northeast Area Monitoring And Assessment Program (Neamap) Mid-Atlantic Nearshore Trawl Survey: Data Collection And Analysis In Support Of Single And Multispecies Stock Assessments And Management Progress Report: Fall 2008 Survey Data Summary, Christopher F. Bonzek, James Gartland, J. David Lange, Robert J. Latour Feb 2009

Northeast Area Monitoring And Assessment Program (Neamap) Mid-Atlantic Nearshore Trawl Survey: Data Collection And Analysis In Support Of Single And Multispecies Stock Assessments And Management Progress Report: Fall 2008 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 ...


Population Assessment Of Eastern Oysters (Crassostrea Virginica) In The Seaside Coastal Bays, Paige G. Ross, Mark Luckenbach Feb 2009

Population Assessment Of Eastern Oysters (Crassostrea Virginica) In The Seaside Coastal Bays, Paige G. Ross, Mark Luckenbach

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Declines of oyster populations and commercial harvest from the Virginia seaside coastal bays have followed similar patterns, though not as severe, as those in Chesapeake Bay. High prevalence of Dermo disease (Perkinsus marinus) and MSX disease (Haplosporidium nelsoni) coupled with over harvest and habitat destruction have dramatically reduced populations. Nevertheless, there are several promising signs that significant enhancement of the population could be achieved with well conceived restoration efforts. Oyster habitat and population distribution were examined in the coastal bay system on the seaside of the Eastern Shore of Virginia. This system is composed of barrier islands, salt marshes, broad ...


Atlantic Sturgeon Spawning Habitat On The James River, Virginia, Donna M. Bilkovic, Kory Angstadt, David Stanhope Feb 2009

Atlantic Sturgeon Spawning Habitat On The James River, Virginia, Donna M. Bilkovic, Kory Angstadt, David Stanhope

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No abstract provided.


Assessment Of The Economic Impacts Of Recreational Boating In The City Of Hampton, Thomas J. Murray, James Kirkley, Doug Lipton Jan 2009

Assessment Of The Economic Impacts Of Recreational Boating In The City Of Hampton, Thomas J. Murray, James Kirkley, Doug Lipton

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No abstract provided.


Workshop On Environmental Research Needs In Support Of Potential Virginia Offshore Oil And Gas Activities, Robert J. Diaz, Richard Brill, Linda C. Schaffner, Kenneth W. Able, Larry Atkinson, Diane Austin, Scott Kraus, Douglas Lipton, United States. Minerals Management Service Jan 2009

Workshop On Environmental Research Needs In Support Of Potential Virginia Offshore Oil And Gas Activities, Robert J. Diaz, Richard Brill, Linda C. Schaffner, Kenneth W. Able, Larry Atkinson, Diane Austin, Scott Kraus, Douglas Lipton, United States. Minerals Management Service

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The MMS, a bureau within the Department of the Interior, sponsored a workshop on the environmental research needs in support of potential Virginia offshore oil and gas activities 3 and 4 December 2008, in Williamsburg, Virginia. The focus of the workshop was to assess the existing scientific knowledgebase along the Virginia Coast and the information gaps that need to 2 be addressed should a lease sale for oil and gas activities be held for the Virginia outer continental shelf. This report summarizes the outcome of the workshop.


Extreme Storm Events Increase The Risk For Chemical Contamination Of Coastal Waters, Michael A. Unger, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science. Initiative For Coastal Climate Change Research Jan 2009

Extreme Storm Events Increase The Risk For Chemical Contamination Of Coastal Waters, Michael A. Unger, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science. Initiative For Coastal Climate Change Research

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Sea-level rise and an increase in the severity of coastal storms are probable outcomes for the Chesapeake Bay due to global climate change. A consequent ecological and economic risk for tidewater Virginia and other low-lying coastal zones is the contamination of coastal waters by industrial and agricultural chemicals released by accidental spills during severe storm events. . . .


A Practical Manual For Remote Setting In Virginia, Michael S. Congrove, James A. Wesson, Standish K. Allen Jan 2009

A Practical Manual For Remote Setting In Virginia, Michael S. Congrove, James A. Wesson, Standish K. Allen

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No abstract provided.


Planning For Sea Level Rise And Coastal Flooding, John D. Boon, Harry W. Wang, Jian Shen, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science. Initiative For Coastal Climate Change Research Jan 2009

Planning For Sea Level Rise And Coastal Flooding, John D. Boon, Harry W. Wang, Jian Shen, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science. Initiative For Coastal Climate Change Research

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VIMS climate change white papers: Planning for sea level rise and coastal flooding


Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program Annual Report 2008, John A. Lucy, Lewis Gillingham Jan 2009

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

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Through 2008, the Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program has maintained a database comprised of 14 years of data on tagged and recaptured fish. The program is a cooperative project of the Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament (VSFT-under the Marine Resources Commission) and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) of the College of William and Mary (under VIMS Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program).


Climate Change And Submerged Aquatic Vegetation In Virginia, Kenneth A. Moore, Robert J. Orth, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science. Initiative For Coastal Climate Change Research Jan 2009

Climate Change And Submerged Aquatic Vegetation In Virginia, Kenneth A. Moore, Robert J. Orth, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science. Initiative For Coastal Climate Change Research

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VIMS climate change white paper: Climate change and submerged aquatic vegetation in Virginia


The Aquaculture Genetics And Breeding Technology's Oyster Breeding Program, Aquaculture Genetics And Breeding Technology Center, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science Jan 2009

The Aquaculture Genetics And Breeding Technology's Oyster Breeding Program, Aquaculture Genetics And Breeding Technology Center, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science

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The oyster breeding program in the Aquaculture Genetics and Breeding Technology Center (ABC) began in 1997 following an initiative by the Virginia General Assembly, stemming from the need to address the endemic problems of MSX- and Dermo-disease in oysters and the concomitant decline in natural fisheries . From the outset, the solution seemed to be creating domesticated lines of oysters to withstand these diseases, or to introduce new ones . Both activities have been centerpieces to ABC’s program . In so doing, the building blocks of an aquaculture industry, i .e . animals that not only survive but thrive in diseased waters under ...


Vims Response To Climate Change 2009, United Nations Environmental Programme : Responding To Climate Change In The Coastal Zone, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science. Initiative For Coastal Climate Change Research Jan 2009

Vims Response To Climate Change 2009, United Nations Environmental Programme : Responding To Climate Change In The Coastal Zone, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science. Initiative For Coastal Climate Change Research

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VIMS Response to Climate Change 2009 United Nations Environmental Program Responding to climate change in the coastal zone


Observing And Modeling Global Warming Impacts In Virginia, Mark R. Patterson, Mark J. Brush, Marjorie A.M. Friedrichs, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science. Initiative For Coastal Climate Change Research Jan 2009

Observing And Modeling Global Warming Impacts In Virginia, Mark R. Patterson, Mark J. Brush, Marjorie A.M. Friedrichs, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science. Initiative For Coastal Climate Change Research

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VIMS climate change white paper: Observing and modeling global warming impacts in Virginia


The Status Of Virginia's Public Oyster Resource 2008, Melissa Southworth, Juliana Harding, Roger Mann Jan 2009

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

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This report summarizes data collected during 2008 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.


Vanishing And Emerging Ecosystems Of Coastal Virginia : Climate Change Impacts And Adaptation, Emmett J. Duffy, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science. Initiative For Coastal Climate Change Research Jan 2009

Vanishing And Emerging Ecosystems Of Coastal Virginia : Climate Change Impacts And Adaptation, Emmett J. Duffy, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science. Initiative For Coastal Climate Change Research

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VIMS climate change white papers: Vanishing and emerging ecosystems of coastal Virginia : climate change impacts and adaptation


Climate Change And Aquatic Animal Health In Virginia : Effects And Responses, Wolfgang K. Vogelbein, Eugene M. Burreson, Ryan B. Carnegie, Jeffrey D. Shields, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science. Initiative For Coastal Climate Change Reseach Jan 2009

Climate Change And Aquatic Animal Health In Virginia : Effects And Responses, Wolfgang K. Vogelbein, Eugene M. Burreson, Ryan B. Carnegie, Jeffrey D. Shields, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science. Initiative For Coastal Climate Change Reseach

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Climate change, with concomitant increases in sea level, temperature, greenhouse gases and alterations in precipitation, is a major environmental challenge for the future management of Virginia’s valuable marine resources.


Estimation Of Juvenile Striped Bass Relative Abundance In The Virginia Portion Of Chesapeake Bay, January 2008-December 2008 : Annual Progress Report, Leonard S. Machut, Mary C. Fabrizio Jan 2009

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

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The 2008 striped bass juvenile abundance index is 7.97 and is not significantly different from the historic average of 7.51. Additional methods of calculating the regional index support this conclusion. Catches in the James River were significantly higher than it’s historic average and offset the significantly lower catches recorded in the York River. The 2008 Rappahannock River index is not significantly different from the historic average. Striped bass catches at auxiliary stations provide greater spatial coverage of the nursery grounds and suggest that juvenile striped bass were broadly distributed throughout the sampling area in 2008.


A Site Profile Of The Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve In Virginia, Kenneth A. Moore, William G. Reay Jan 2009

A Site Profile Of The Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve In Virginia, Kenneth A. Moore, William G. Reay

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The purpose of this Site Profile is to review the existing state of knowledge for important geological, physical, chemical and biological components of the York River ecosystem within which the four individual reserve sites of Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia (CBNERRVA) are located. It is developed from a combination of literature and field research studies that provide an overall picture of the Reserve in terms of its ecosystem, management, and research needs. It is not designed to be a complete review of all the ecosystem components, but rather it is designed to provide, through a series of ...


Marine Plankton Food Webs And Climate Change, Walker O. Smith, Deborah K. Steinberg, Deborah A. Bronk, Kam W. Tang, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science. Initiative For Coastal Climate Change Research Jan 2009

Marine Plankton Food Webs And Climate Change, Walker O. Smith, Deborah K. Steinberg, Deborah A. Bronk, Kam W. Tang, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science. Initiative For Coastal Climate Change Research

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VIMS climate change white papers: Marine plankton food webs and climate change