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Juvenile striped bass seining program.

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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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The research reported herein is directly in response to priorities established in the "Action Plan" of the Emergency Striped Bass Study (the Chafee Amendment (PL 96-118) of the Anadromous Fish Conservation Act (PL 89- 304)). The Amendment was the result of a decline in striped bass landings i along the Atlantic Coast that began in the .mid-1970's. The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) had previously conducted a juvenile striped bass seining program from 1967 through 1973 which was discontinued at that point due to a loss .of funding. The program was reinstated in 1980 with funding from the National Marine Fisheries Service under the Chafee Amendment. This report summarizes the results of the 1985 sampling period and compares these results with the previous work


Part I: Juvenile Striped Bass Seining Program - October 1984 - September 1985

Part II: Characterization of Virginia's Commercial Fisheries - October 1984 - September 1985



Striped bass -- Virginia; Striped bass fisheries -- Virginia; Striped bass -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)



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