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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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As part of a major repletion activity by the VMRC, cultchless spat were planted in Lower Machodoc Creek and Nomini Creek in October and November 1973. The Virginia Institute of Marine Science surveyed these plantings on 10 and 11 December, 1973. The areas planted and surveyed are shown in figures 1 and 2.

In Lower Machodoc Creek, 5.35 acres were planted with 240.5 bushels of cultchless spat during October, 1973. Within this area, five sub-areas were seeded, each with about one million spat. In Nomini Creek there were two planting areas. The largest was located in Nomini Cut, and seven one acre sub-areas were delimited here; each receiving about one million spat. One area (15) was planted up-river from Nomini Cut.


Oysters -- Virginia -- Nomini Creek, Oysters -- Virginia -- Machodoc Creek