Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

11-1979

Abstract

This report conveys the results of a study of certain leased oyster grounds in the vicinity of the US 17 Bridge across Chuckatuck Creek. The study was made by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and School of Marine Science of the College of William and Mary for the Department of Highways and Transportation, Suffolk, Virginia. Purposes of the study were to: 1) provide a description of the shellfish resource prior to construction of a new, wider bridge; 2) estimate the value of the oysters and shell on leased areas within the right-of-way; and, 3) provide a basis for a later study after construction to evaluate possible environmental changes. Sampling for the study was conducted at intervals from late June to mid-August 1979.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.25773/h78g-cd21

Keywords

Shellfish -- Virginia -- Chuckatuck Creek, Oysters -- Virginia -- Chuckatuck Creek, Oyster fisheries -- Virginia -- Chuckatuck Creek

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