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 December 2018 through 31 November 2019. It includes an assessment of the biological characteristics of striped bass taken from the 2019 spring spawning run and estimates of annual survival and fishing mortality based on annual spring tagging. 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.
This report includes 2018 striped bass Benchmark Assessment data.
Striped bass -- Virginia; Striped bass fisheries -- Virginia
Contract Number: F-77-R-32; Submitted to: Virginia Marine Resources Commission
Latour, R. J., Bonzek, C. F., & Gartland, J. (2019) Evaluation of Striped Bass Stocks in Virginia: Monitoring and Tagging Studies, 2019 Progress Report - 1 December 2018 - 31 November 2019. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary. doi: 10.25773/wwft-nx77