Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

11-15-2006

Abstract

This report presents the results of striped bass (Morone saxatilis) tagging and monitoring activities in Virginia during the period 1 September 2005 through 31 August 2006. It includes an assessment of the biological characteristics of striped bass taken from the 2006 spring spawning run, estimates of annual survival and fishing mortality based on annual spring tagging, and the preliminary results of the fall 2005 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.

Description

Sections: I. Assessment of the spawning stocks of striped bass in the Rappahannock and James rivers, Virginia, spring 2006. II. Mortality estimates of striped bass (Morone saxatilis) that spawn in the Rappahannock River, Virginia, spring 2005-2006. 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.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.25773/z5bf-6110

Keywords

Striped bass -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.); Striped bass fisheries -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.); Striped bass -- Mortality -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)

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