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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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(...) We, as a special committee, were instructed to consider the need of a statistical system that would :provide for a detailed record of fish and shellfish taken from the waters of Virginia.· We have reviewed the development of catch records now obtained by state and federal agencies; their original :purpose and use; and their inadequacies and limitations. We have studied the application of catch statistics to practical management problems; their relation to the economic security of the fishing industry'; and their value to law-makers in formulating wise and adequate legislation. We have compared the statistical systems successfully in operation in other states; the methods used in collecting, recording, and analyzing their records; and. the funds and personnel required to undertake this part of their work. (...)


Fishery management -- Virginia, Fisheries -- Virginia -- Statistics