Virginia Institute of Marine Science
The states of Virginia and Maryland along with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) and University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) partnered to assess critical habitat for recovering the Chesapeake Bay Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus) distinct population segment. The primary objectives were to assess reproductive habitat in the James River, nursery habitat in the James and York Rivers and the degree of dependence of those populations to habitat in the Chesapeake Bay.
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Final Report
Sturgeon--Virginia; Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus
Grant #:NA13NMF4720037 Award Period: July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2016
Greenlee, B., Secor, D. H., Garman, G. C., Balazak, M., Hilton, E. J., & Fisher, M. T. (2017) Assessment of Critical Habitats for Recovering the Chesapeake Bay Atlantic Sturgeon Distinct Population Segment. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.21220/m2-3gvk-6j03