Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

8-1-2006

Abstract

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.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.21220/b1c9-nw49

Keywords

Fisheries, Diet, Management, Virginia

Funding

Project RF 05-12

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