Virginia Institute of Marine Science
On 5 September 1980 a survey was conducted by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) on Melzer's leased bottom (48.37 acres) off Newport News Point, Virginia (Figure 1). The study was done at the request of the Virginia Department of Highways and Transportation, Suffolk, Virginia in relation to the construction of I-664, Projects 0664-121-102, RW-201 and 0664-061-102, RW-201. The objective of this study was to determine the extent and value of the molluscan resource on Melzer's lease prior to construction activity. A second study would examine the area after the bridge-tunnel is completed.
Shellfish -- Virginia -- Hampton Roads (Harbor), Clams -- Virginia -- Hampton Roads (Harbor), Clam fisheries -- Virginia -- Hampton Roads (Harbor)
Conducted for the Virginia Dept. of Highways and Transportation, Projects 0664-121-102, RW-201 and 0664-061-102, RW 201
Haven, D. S., & Fritz, L. W. (1980) A resurvey of the Hampton Roads corridor adjacent to the proposed site of the I-664 bridge-tunnel. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary. https://doi.org/10.25773/vtf0-wd09