Virginia Institute of Marine Science
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.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Sportfish Restoration Project F87R20. Submitted to Virginia Marine Resources Commission, March 2009
Striped bass -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.); Striped bass fisheries -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)
Machut, L. S., & Fabrizio, M. C. (2009) Estimation of juvenile striped bass relative abundance in the Virginia portion of Chesapeake Bay, January 2008-December 2008 : annual progress report. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.21220/m2-ews3-xk29