Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Special Scientific Report No. 124 V. 1989
This report summarizes data collected by the Virginia· Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) trawl survey monthly cruises for January through December, 1989. The trawl survey is a long term, broad scope monitoring program. Its primary goal is to produce annual indices of juvenile (young-of-year) abundance of commercially, recreationally and ecologically important marine and estuarine finfish and crustaceans. The objective is to provide indices of sufficient accuracy and precision for both immediate resource management needs and long-term understanding of environmental influences on fishery resources. A second important product of this effort is the documentation and monitoring of habitat utilization by juveniles and smaller adults of these species. The program also provides a sound framework for the procurement of biological samples for life history studies and other concurrent scientific investigations relevant to fishery resource management.
Fisheries, Management, Abundance, Virgina
Geer, P. J., Bonzek, C. F., Colcovoresses, J., & Harris, R. (1990) Juvenile Finfish And Blue Crab Stock Assessment Program Bottom Trawl Survey Annual Report Series Volume 1989. Special Scientific Report No. 124 V. 1989. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary. https://doi.org/10.25773/kfha-0f68