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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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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



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