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 2014 through 31 August 2015. It includes an assessment of the biological characteristics of striped bass taken from the 2015 spring spawning run and estimates of annual survival and fishing mortality based on annual spring tagging. Also included is information on gear selectivity of recreational anglers for striped bass. 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 2015. II. Mortality estimates of striped bass (Morone saxatilis) that spawn in the Rappahannock River, Virginia, spring 2014-2015. III. Alternative procedures for estimating age composition.
Striped bass -- Virginia; Striped bass fisheries -- Virginia
Contract Number: F-77-R-28 Project Period: 1 September 2016 - 31 November 2017 Submitted To: Virginia Marine Resources Commission
Sadler, P. W., Hoenig, J. M., Goins, L. M., Huynh, Q., & Harris, R. E. (2015) Evaluation of Striped Bass Stocks in Virginia: Monitoring and Tagging Studies, 2015-2019 Progress Report 1 September 2014 - 31 August 2015. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary. https://doi.org/10.25773/6tb5-bh89