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Water Quality Conditions And Restoration Of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (Sav) In The Tidal Freshwater James River 2009, Kenneth Moore, Betty Neikirk, Erin Shields, David Parrish Dec 2010

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

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In 2009, wild celery (Vallisneria americana) and water stargrass (Heteranthera dubia) shoots were transplanted into shallow water sites in the Hopewell region of the tidal James River and sampled for survivorship and growth throughout the SAV growing season. Water quality sampling was conducted at bi-weekly to monthly 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. Objectives of this restoration and water quality study were to: 1) expand the SA V transplanted plots within the study areas previously transplanted; 2) conduct water quality sampling ...


Numerical Modeling Scenario Runs To Assess Tss And Chlorophyll Reductions Caused By Ecosystem Restoration, Lynnhaven River, Mac Sisson, Yuepeng Li, Harry V. Wang, Albert Kuo Nov 2010

Numerical Modeling Scenario Runs To Assess Tss And Chlorophyll Reductions Caused By Ecosystem Restoration, Lynnhaven River, Mac Sisson, Yuepeng Li, Harry V. Wang, Albert Kuo

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Development Of Hydrodynamic And Water Quality Models For The Lynnhaven River System, Mac Sisson, Harry Wang, Yuepeng Li, Jian Shen, Albert Y. Kuo, Wenping Gong, Mark J. Brush, Kenneth Moore Nov 2010

Development Of Hydrodynamic And Water Quality Models For The Lynnhaven River System, Mac Sisson, Harry Wang, Yuepeng Li, Jian Shen, Albert Y. Kuo, Wenping Gong, Mark J. Brush, Kenneth Moore

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No abstract provided.


Representation Of Bed Stresses Within A Model Of Chesapeake Bay, Courtney K. Harris, J. Paul Rinehimer, Sung-Chan Kim Nov 2010

Representation Of Bed Stresses Within A Model Of Chesapeake Bay, Courtney K. Harris, J. Paul Rinehimer, Sung-Chan Kim

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This project focused on numerical modeling of the Estuarine Turbidity Maximum (ETM) with the goal of improving the representation of the bottom boundary layer and turbulent mixing within the Chesapeake Bay Program’s model [see Cerco and Noel, 2004]. The effort has been part of the EPA’s sediment modeling initiative for the Chesapeake Bay, in coordination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Engineering Research and Development Center (ERDC). Research activities focused on the Upper Chesapeake Bay and major tributaries in Maryland (such as the Potomac River); and assisted management of the U.S. EPA TMDL (Total ...


The Development Of A Management Tool To Assess Bacterial Impacts In Rudee Inlet, Virginia Beach, Mac Sisson, Jian Shen, William Reay, Eduardo J. Miles, Albert Y. Kuo, Harry Wang Nov 2010

The Development Of A Management Tool To Assess Bacterial Impacts In Rudee Inlet, Virginia Beach, Mac Sisson, Jian Shen, William Reay, Eduardo J. Miles, Albert Y. Kuo, Harry Wang

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Life History, Trophic Ecology, & Prey Handling By Cownose Ray, Rhinoptera Bonasus, From Chesapeake Bay, Robert A. Fisher Nov 2010

Life History, Trophic Ecology, & Prey Handling By Cownose Ray, Rhinoptera Bonasus, From Chesapeake Bay, Robert A. Fisher

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An Examination Of Methods: Hand Picking Red Crabs And Keeping Them Alive On Shore, Dan Kauffman, Bob Fisher Oct 2010

An Examination Of Methods: Hand Picking Red Crabs And Keeping Them Alive On Shore, Dan Kauffman, Bob Fisher

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Estuarine Blue Infrastructure: Final Priority Conservation Areas For Chesapeake Bay And Its Tidal Tributaries And Back Bay – Version 2.0 (Revised 09/2010), Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science Sep 2010

Estuarine Blue Infrastructure: Final Priority Conservation Areas For Chesapeake Bay And Its Tidal Tributaries And Back Bay – Version 2.0 (Revised 09/2010), Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science

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This project is an extension of earlier efforts within the coastal zone of Virginia to build a platform for enhanced Blue and Green Infrastructure planning. This project is motivated by an interest in extending statewide conservation efforts into estuarine systems and recognition that land use decisions on the upland effect water quality and habitat health in the receiving waters. The project in its entirety has been accomplished in distinct parts. Part one develops a Cumulative Resource Assessment to evaluate the distribution of aquatic natural resources within waters of Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay waters, Back Bay of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and ...


An Assessment Of Sea Scallop Abundance And Distribution In Selected Closed Areas: Georges Bank Closed Area I And Hudson Canyon Closed Area, David B. Rudders, William D. Dupaul Aug 2010

An Assessment Of Sea Scallop Abundance And Distribution In Selected Closed Areas: Georges Bank Closed Area I And Hudson Canyon Closed Area, David B. Rudders, William D. Dupaul

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2010 Annual Report Estimating Relative Juvenile Abundance Of Ecologically Important Finfish In The Virginia Portion Of Chesapeake Bay Project Number: F-104-R-14, Troy D. Tuckey, Mary C. Fabrizio Jul 2010

2010 Annual Report Estimating Relative Juvenile Abundance Of Ecologically Important Finfish In The Virginia Portion Of Chesapeake Bay Project Number: F-104-R-14, Troy D. Tuckey, Mary C. Fabrizio

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Estuarine Suspended Sediment Loads And Sediment Budgets In Tributaries Of Chesapeake Bay Phase 1: York, Patuxent, And Potomac Rivers, Julie Herman, Carl Friedrichs Jul 2010

Estuarine Suspended Sediment Loads And Sediment Budgets In Tributaries Of Chesapeake Bay Phase 1: York, Patuxent, And Potomac Rivers, Julie Herman, Carl Friedrichs

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Understanding the sources and sinks of suspended sediment in Chesapeake Bay tributaries is an important contribution to quantifying the Bay sediment budget, as well as an aid to management strategies. The purpose of the project was to identify estuarine sediment transport processes and estimate sediment loads and sediment budgets for the major tributaries of the Bay. The first phase included the York River, Va. and the Patuxent River, Md. Sediment transport processes, sediment loads, and a partial budget also were developed for the Potomac River, Md. The results of this study represent the most comprehensive calculations to date of sediment ...


Estimated Economic Impact Of Gulf Oil Spill On Virginia’S Oyster Industry – July 2010, Thomas J. Murray, James E. Kirkley Jul 2010

Estimated Economic Impact Of Gulf Oil Spill On Virginia’S Oyster Industry – July 2010, Thomas J. Murray, James E. Kirkley

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Annual Report - 2009 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 Jun 2010

Annual Report - 2009 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 strategies ...


Final Report Continuing The Time Series: Calibrating The Nmfs Sea Scallop Survey To The R/V Hugh R. Sharp, David B. Rudders, William D. Dupaul May 2010

Final Report Continuing The Time Series: Calibrating The Nmfs Sea Scallop Survey To The R/V Hugh R. Sharp, David B. Rudders, William D. Dupaul

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No abstract provided.


Final Report An Assessment Of Sea Scallop Abundance And Distribution In Selected Closed Areas: Nantucket Lightship Closed Area, David B. Rudders, William D. Dupaul May 2010

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

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No abstract provided.


Estuarine Blue Infrastructure: Priority Conservation Areas For The Seaside Of Virginia’S Eastern Shore, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science May 2010

Estuarine Blue Infrastructure: Priority Conservation Areas For The Seaside Of Virginia’S Eastern Shore, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science

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This project is an extension of earlier efforts within the coastal zone of Virginia to build a platform for enhanced Blue and Green Infrastructure planning. This project is motivated by an interest in extending statewide conservation efforts into estuarine systems and recognition that land use decisions on the upland effect water quality and habitat health in the receiving waters. The project in its entirety has been accomplished in distinct parts. Part one develops a Cumulative Resource Assessment to evaluate the distribution of aquatic natural resources within waters of Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay waters, Back Bay of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and ...


Data Collection And Analysis In Support Of Single And Multispecies Stock Assessments In The Mid-Atlantic: Northeast Area Monitoring And Assessment Program (Neamap) Near Shore Trawl Program 2010 - 2012, Neamap Near Shore Trawl Program, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science Apr 2010

Data Collection And Analysis In Support Of Single And Multispecies Stock Assessments In The Mid-Atlantic: Northeast Area Monitoring And Assessment Program (Neamap) Near Shore Trawl Program 2010 - 2012, Neamap Near Shore Trawl Program, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science

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This Environmental Assessment (EA) describes, and evaluates the impacts of, the proposed research activities for 2010, 2011, and 2012 for a coastal ocean bottom-trawling program in the Mid-Atlantic and Southern New England waters of the United States, the Northeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program (NEAMAP) Near Shore Trawl Survey. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) administers NEAMAP, and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) executes the field sampling, laboratory processing, and data analysis components of this survey. The proposed work for the 2010–2012 period will follow the successful completion by VIMS of the survey’s first two-and-a-half ...


A Numerical Modeling Assessment For The Implementation Of A Runoff Reduction Strategy Plan For The Restoration Of Thalia Creek, Virginia Beach, Mac Sisson, Jian Shen, William Reay, Eduardo J. Miles, Albert Y. Kuo, Harry V. Wang Apr 2010

A Numerical Modeling Assessment For The Implementation Of A Runoff Reduction Strategy Plan For The Restoration Of Thalia Creek, Virginia Beach, Mac Sisson, Jian Shen, William Reay, Eduardo J. Miles, Albert Y. Kuo, Harry V. Wang

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No abstract provided.


Abundance And Distribution Of Sea Scallops And Yellowtail Flounder During The 2009 Vims/Industry Cooperative Survey Of The Nantucket Lightship Closed Area (Nlca), William D. Dupaul, David B. Rudders Mar 2010

Abundance And Distribution Of Sea Scallops And Yellowtail Flounder During The 2009 Vims/Industry Cooperative Survey Of The Nantucket Lightship Closed Area (Nlca), William D. Dupaul, David B. Rudders

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No abstract provided.


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 Survey, Christopher F. Bonzek, James Gartland, J. David Lange, Robert J. Latour Mar 2010

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 Survey, 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 ...


Annual Report To The Governer And General Assembly Of Virginia: Virginia Fishery Resource Grant Program 2009, Virginia Sea Grant Feb 2010

Annual Report To The Governer And General Assembly Of Virginia: Virginia Fishery Resource Grant Program 2009, Virginia Sea Grant

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No abstract provided.


Evaluation Of Striped Bass Stocks In Virginia, Monitoring And Tagging Studies, 2005-2009 Annual Report, 1 September 2008 - 31 August 2009, Philip W. Sadler, Matthew W. Smith, John M. Hoenig, Robert E. Harris, Lydia M. Goins, Rebecca J. Wilk Jan 2010

Evaluation Of Striped Bass Stocks In Virginia, Monitoring And Tagging Studies, 2005-2009 Annual Report, 1 September 2008 - 31 August 2009, Philip W. Sadler, Matthew W. Smith, John M. Hoenig, Robert E. Harris, Lydia M. Goins, Rebecca J. Wilk

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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 2008 through 31 August 2009. It includes an assessment of the biological characteristics of striped bass taken from the 2009 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 ...


The Status Of Virginia's Public Oyster Resource 2009, Melissa Southworth, Juliana Harding, Roger Mann Jan 2010

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

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This report summarizes data collected during 2009 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.


Estimation Of Juvenile Striped Bass Relative Abundance In The Virginia Portion Of Chesapeake Bay, January 2009-December 2009 : Annual Progress Report, Leonard S. Machut, Mary C. Fabrizio Jan 2010

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

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The 2009 striped bass juvenile abundance index is 8.42 and is not significantly different from the historic average of 7.54. Additional methods of calculating the regional index support this conclusion. Catches in the York River were nearly identical to its historic average. Although the James River catches were higher and the Rappahannock River catches were lower than historic averages, they were not significantly so. 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 2009.


Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program Annual Report 2009, John A. Lucy, Lewis Gillingham Jan 2010

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

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Through 2009, the Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program has maintained a 15-year database for tagged and recaptured fish. The program is a cooperative project of the Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament (under the Virginia Marine Resources Commission/VMRC) and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) of the College of William and Mary (under VIMS Sea Grant Marine Extension Program).