Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Stomach samples or whole fish were obtained from a network of up to eight participating fisheries surveys in the Chesapeake Bay area. Field supplies and sample transport were provided by CTILS. Whole fish were processed for length, weight, and sex determination. Stomachs were removed and analyzed in the laboratory and prey types determined. In support of ecosystem-based fisheries management, estimates of locationspecific diet composition were produced for each species. Comparisons of dietary habits of each species among a range of habitats in the Bay and throughout various time frames were made.
Fisheries, Diet, Management, Virginia
Project RF 05-12
Parthree, D., Bonzek, C. F., & Latour, R. (2006) Chesapeake Bay Trophic Interactions Laboratory Services (CTILS): : project RF 05-12, June 2003-June 2006, Final Report. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary. https://doi.org/10.21220/b1c9-nw49