Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Two leases of oyster planting ground adjacent to the James River Bridge at the Newport News end were studied in December, 1978. Sampling revealed that one area contained large quantities of oysters while, on the other area, oysters were scarce. Comparison with sample results and fathometer-traced bottom profiles taken in a 1976 study of the same areas indicates a close similarity.
Shellfish -- Virginia -- James River, Oysters -- Virginia -- James River, Oyster fisheries -- Virginia -- James River
Conducted for the Virginia Dept. of Highways and Transportation, Project 0017-046-102, B-605, Isle of Wight County
Haven, D. S., & Kendall, P. C. (1979) A study of oyster ground leases adjacent to the James River bridge, Newport News, Virginia. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary. https://doi.org/10.25773/3vnx-qn03