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 2008 through 31 August 2009. It includes an assessment of the biological characteristics of striped bass taken from the 2009 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.
Sections: I. Assessment of the spawning stocks of striped bass in the Rappahannock and James Rivers, Virginia, spring 2009. -- II. Mortality estimates of striped bass (Morone saxatilis) that spawn in the Rappahannock River, Virginia, spring 2008-2009 -- 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, 1985-2008.
Striped bass -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.); Striped bass fisheries -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.); Striped bass -- Mortality -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)
Contract no. F-77-R-22. Submitted to Virginia Marine Resources Commission.
Sadler, P. W., Smith, M. W., Hoenig, J. M., Harris, R. E., Goins, L. M., & Wilk, R. J. (2010) Evaluation of striped bass stocks in Virginia, monitoring and tagging studies, 2005-2009 Annual report, 1 September 2008 - 31 August 2009. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary. https://scholarworks.wm.edu/reports/1938