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Coherent Approach To Busycon/Busycotypus Fishery Management Along The Us Atlantic Seaboard Proceedings From The 16th International Conference On Shellfish Restoration (Icsr), December 10-13, 2014, Charleston Sc, Robert A. Fisher Dec 2015

Coherent Approach To Busycon/Busycotypus Fishery Management Along The Us Atlantic Seaboard Proceedings From The 16th International Conference On Shellfish Restoration (Icsr), December 10-13, 2014, Charleston Sc, Robert A. Fisher

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Biotelemetry Of Cownose Rays In Chesapeake Bay: Habitat Use And Ray Movement, Robert A. Fisher Dec 2015

Biotelemetry Of Cownose Rays In Chesapeake Bay: Habitat Use And Ray Movement, Robert A. Fisher

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Age, Growth, Size At Sexual Maturity And Reproductive Biology Of Channeled Whelk, Busycotypus Canaliculatus, In The U.S. Mid-Atlantic, Robert A. Fisher Oct 2015

Age, Growth, Size At Sexual Maturity And Reproductive Biology Of Channeled Whelk, Busycotypus Canaliculatus, In The U.S. Mid-Atlantic, Robert A. Fisher

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Evaluation Of Striped Bass Stocks In Virginia: Monitoring And Tagging Studies, 2015-2019 Progress Report 1 September 2014 - 31 August 2015, Philp W. Sadler, John M. Hoenig, Lydia M. Goins, Quang Huynh, Robert E. Harris Oct 2015

Evaluation Of Striped Bass Stocks In Virginia: Monitoring And Tagging Studies, 2015-2019 Progress Report 1 September 2014 - 31 August 2015, Philp W. Sadler, John M. Hoenig, Lydia M. Goins, Quang Huynh, Robert E. Harris

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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 2014 through 31 August 2015. It includes an assessment of the biological characteristics of striped bass taken from the 2015 spring spawning run and estimates of annual survival and fishing mortality based on annual spring tagging. Also included is information on gear selectivity of recreational anglers for striped bass. 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 striped bass in Virginia, and ...


Improved Commercial Blue Crab Electronic Reporting In Cooperation With The Virginia Waterman’S Association, Robert A. Fisher Oct 2015

Improved Commercial Blue Crab Electronic Reporting In Cooperation With The Virginia Waterman’S Association, Robert A. Fisher

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Economic Importance Of A Marine Railway To The Northern Neck Of Virginia Working Waterfronts Case Study “Ampro Boat Yard”, Thomas J. Murray Sep 2015

Economic Importance Of A Marine Railway To The Northern Neck Of Virginia Working Waterfronts Case Study “Ampro Boat Yard”, Thomas J. Murray

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Developing A Working Waterfronts Plan For Virginia’S Coastal Zone, Thomas J. Murray Sep 2015

Developing A Working Waterfronts Plan For Virginia’S Coastal Zone, Thomas J. Murray

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Design And Prototype Testing Of Multi-Fish Descending Devices In Mid-Atlantic Recreational Fisheries: A Submission To The 2014 Special Project E Funding Competition “Development Of A Fish Descending Device In The Mid-Atlantic”, Susanna Musick, Robert A. Fisher, Sara Mirabilio, Scott Baker, Michael Danko Aug 2015

Design And Prototype Testing Of Multi-Fish Descending Devices In Mid-Atlantic Recreational Fisheries: A Submission To The 2014 Special Project E Funding Competition “Development Of A Fish Descending Device In The Mid-Atlantic”, Susanna Musick, Robert A. Fisher, Sara Mirabilio, Scott Baker, Michael Danko

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No abstract provided.


Economic Impact Of Working Waterfront – Hampton, Virginia, Thomas J. Murray Aug 2015

Economic Impact Of Working Waterfront – Hampton, Virginia, Thomas J. Murray

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Estimating Relative Juvenile Abundance Of Ecologically Important Finfish In The Virginia Portion Of Chesapeake Bay (1 June 2014 – 31 May 2015), Troy D. Tuckey, Mary C. Fabrizio Jul 2015

Estimating Relative Juvenile Abundance Of Ecologically Important Finfish In The Virginia Portion Of Chesapeake Bay (1 June 2014 – 31 May 2015), Troy D. Tuckey, Mary C. Fabrizio

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Aberdeen Creek Dredging Project – Restarting An Economic Engine, Thomas J. Murray Jul 2015

Aberdeen Creek Dredging Project – Restarting An Economic Engine, Thomas J. Murray

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Annual Report - 2014 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, Debra J. Gauthier, Robert J. Latour Jun 2015

Annual Report - 2014 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, Debra J. Gauthier, 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 ...


Final Report A Synoptic Survey Of The Sea Scallop Resource In The Mid-Atlantic, David B. Rudders, Jeanna M. Hudson May 2015

Final Report A Synoptic Survey Of The Sea Scallop Resource In The Mid-Atlantic, David B. Rudders, Jeanna M. Hudson

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Final Report Evaluating The Condition And Discard Mortality Of Skates Following Capture And Handling In The Sea Scallop Dredge Fishery, David B. Rudders, Ryan J. Knotek, James A. Sulikowski, John A. Mandleman May 2015

Final Report Evaluating The Condition And Discard Mortality Of Skates Following Capture And Handling In The Sea Scallop Dredge Fishery, David B. Rudders, Ryan J. Knotek, James A. Sulikowski, John A. Mandleman

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Final Report An Assessment Of Sea Scallop Abundance And Distribution In The Southern New England And Long Island Areas, David B. Rudders, Jeanna M. Hudson May 2015

Final Report An Assessment Of Sea Scallop Abundance And Distribution In The Southern New England And Long Island Areas, David B. Rudders, Jeanna M. Hudson

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Virginia Seafood Sustainability A Report Requested By The Virginia Marine Products Board, Thomas J. Murray May 2015

Virginia Seafood Sustainability A Report Requested By The Virginia Marine Products Board, Thomas J. Murray

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No abstract provided.


A Gillnet Survey Of Charlotte Harbor, Summer 2014, K. Omori, L. Ailloud, J. Hoenig, R. Hueter, J. Morris Mar 2015

A Gillnet Survey Of Charlotte Harbor, Summer 2014, K. Omori, L. Ailloud, J. Hoenig, R. Hueter, J. Morris

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We conducted a gillnet survey from May through September 2014, at two locations in Charlotte Harbor, Florida: Long Point (LP) and Pine Island (PI). Elasmobranchs and teleosts were sampled using two different methodologies: 1) the same methodology as a previous survey conducted by Mote Marine Laboratory from 1995 to 2004 and in 2013; and 2) the methodology used in the NMFS-coordinated Gulf of Mexico Shark Pupping and Nursery (GULFSPAN) program. The goals of our study were to characterize changes in abundance and species composition of coastal sharks between the two survey periods (1995-2004 vs. 2013-2014); evaluate the potential of the ...


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 Final Report, Christopher F. Bonzek, James Gartland, Debra J. Gauthier, Robert J. Latour Mar 2015

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 Final Report, Christopher F. Bonzek, James Gartland, Debra J. Gauthier, 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 mid1980s (Rester 2001). The four main goals of this new program directly address ...


Results For The 2014 Vims/Industry Cooperative Surveys Of The Mid-Atlantic Bight, David B. Rudders, William D. Dupaul, Jeanna Hudson Feb 2015

Results For The 2014 Vims/Industry Cooperative Surveys Of The Mid-Atlantic Bight, David B. Rudders, William D. Dupaul, Jeanna Hudson

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No abstract provided.


Virginia Fishery Resource Grant Program 2014, Virginia Fishery Resource Grant Program Feb 2015

Virginia Fishery Resource Grant Program 2014, Virginia Fishery Resource Grant Program

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Estimation Of Juvenile Striped Bass Relative Abundance In The Virginia Portion Of Chesapeake Bay : Annual Progress Report : 2014-2015, Christopher D. Davis, Mary C. Fabrizio, Troy D. Tuckey Jan 2015

Estimation Of Juvenile Striped Bass Relative Abundance In The Virginia Portion Of Chesapeake Bay : Annual Progress Report : 2014-2015, Christopher D. Davis, Mary C. Fabrizio, Troy D. Tuckey

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The 2014 Striped Bass juvenile abundance index was 11.30 and was not significantly higher than the historic average of 8.56. Abundance indices from individual rivers in 2014 varied compared with their respective historic averages, and significantly higher recruitment was observed in the York and Rappahannock rivers. Average recruitment occurred in the James River. Increased catches of young‐of‐the‐year Striped Bass at upriver and downriver auxiliary sites suggest an expansion of Striped Bass nursery grounds in 2014. Similar to Striped Bass, juvenile White Perch abundance indices in 2014 were above the historic average for this species. A ...


The Status Of Virginia's Public Oyster Resource 2014., Melissa Southworth, Roger Mann Jan 2015

The Status Of Virginia's Public Oyster Resource 2014., Melissa Southworth, Roger Mann

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This report summarizes data collected during 2014 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.