Prinicipal Investigator: John M. Hoenig
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
This report presents the results of striped bass (Morone saxatilis) tagging and monitoring activities in Virginia during the period 1 September 2009 through 31 August 2010. It includes an assessment of the biological characteristics of striped bass taken from the 2010 spring spawning run, estimates of annual survival and fishing mortality based on annual spring tagging, and the results of the study that documents the prevalence of mycobacterial infections of striped bass in Chesapeake Bay. The information contained in this report is required by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and is used to implement a coordinated management plan for striped bass in Virginia, and along the eastern seaboard.
I. Assessment of the spawning stocks of striped bass in the Rappahannock and James Rivers, Virginia, spring 2010. -- II. Mortality estimates of striped bass (Morone saxatilis) that spawn in the Rappahannock River, Virginia, spring 2009-2010 -- III. The role of Mycobacteriosis in elevated natural mortality of Chesapeake Bay striped bass: disease progression and developing better models for stock assessment and management -- Appendix A. Daily flow rates of the Rappahannock River, 30 March - 3 May, 1985-2009.
Striped bass--Virginia; Striped bass fisheries--Virginia
Contract Number: F-77-R-23; Project Period: 1 September 2009 - 31 August 2010 Submitted to: Virginia Marine Resources Commission
Sadler, P. W., Smith, M. W., Sullivan, S. E., Hoenig, J. M., Harris, R. E., & Goins, L. M. (2010) Evaluation of Striped Bass Stocks in Virginia: Monitoring and Tagging Studies, 2010-2014 Annual Report. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary. https://doi.org/10.21220/sx9b-ca61