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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) has conducted a juvenile striped bass seine survey during the years from 1967 through 1973 and from 1980 through the present, with the primary objective of monitoring the relative annual recruitment success of juvenile striped bass in the spawning and nursery areas of Lower Chesapeake Bay. The survey was funded during it's initial period by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and then reinstated in 1980 with funding from the National Marine Fisheries Service under the Emergency Striped Bass Study program. Commencing with the 1988 annual survey reported herein, support of the program is being made jointly through the Sportfish Restoration Program (Wallop-Breaux Act), administered through the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, and through the Virginia Chesapeake Bay Initiatives, administered through the Virginia Council on the Environment. This report summarizes the results of the 1989 sampling period and compares these results with the previous work.


Submitted to Virginia Marine Resources Commission, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Virginia Council on the Environment



Striped bass -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.); Striped bass fisheries -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)



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