Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

11-1997

Series

Special Report in Applied Marine Science and Ocean Engineering (SRAMSOE) No. 343

Abstract

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) currently conducts a monthly trawl survey in the three major Virginia rivers and the lower Chesapeake Bay to estimate the abundance of economically important finfish species, particularly at the juvenile stage .. VIM:S has conducted similar trawl surveys in various forms since 1955. Although this represents a 40 year period, variations in sampling design and gear have confounded efforts to produce a meaningful, continuous time series. Such variations include changes in stations occupied, sampling frequency, _vessels, and trawl gears. Much of the trawl survey sampling has been documented (Wojcik and Van Engel 1988a, 1988b, 1988c, 1988d, 1989), although some changes have not.

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.21220/m2-2fh7-ve94

Keywords

Fishing gear, Boats, Trawling, Fishes

Creative Commons License

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Funding

This study was supported by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Virginia Marine Resources Commision through the Sportfish Restoration Program, Project F104R

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