Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

10-8-1999

Series

Marine Resource Report No. 99-9

Abstract

An article published in Science magazine last year (Casey and Myers, 1998) has generated increased concern about the status of the barndoor skate (Raja laevis) in the North Atlantic. Very little information is available and a better understanding of the barndoor's life history, distribution and abundance is necessary for proper management. This document serves to provide preliminary data from an ongoing study that may aid in the current understanding of the barndoor skate population ..

Keywords

Skates, Atlantic, Population

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