Virginia Institute of Marine Science
For three weeks previous to July 15, local catches of large croakers were report to have a high percentage that showed a green coloration of the mid-ventral surface which, under normal refrigeration conditions, became intensified.
On Jule 15th, six fish were examined- one small fresh specimen, normal, taken from landing boat - number 1; two large fifteen-inch fish, normal, that had been in storage for 3 days - numbers 2 and 3; three large fish with slight external discoloration after three day in storage; numbers 4, 5, and 6.
Observations on Croakers obtained through the courtesy of Mr. Forrest, of Hawkins and Forrest Fish Co., Hampton, Va.
Atlantic croaker -- Diseases -- Virginia
Davis, H. S. (1943) Report on green croaker infection of lower Chesapeake Bay in July, 1943. Manuscript. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary. https://scholarworks.wm.edu/reports/2674