Virginia Institute of Marine Science
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.
Shellfish -- Virginia -- Chuckatuck Creek, Oysters -- Virginia -- Chuckatuck Creek, Oyster fisheries -- Virginia -- Chuckatuck Creek
Haven, D. S., & Kendall, P. C. (1979) Report of sampling conducted in Chuckatuck Creek on leased grounds near the U.S. 17 bridge. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary. https://doi.org/10.25773/h78g-cd21