Alternative Title

Final Report Anadromous Fish Project

Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

1970

Abstract

The present project was proposed after review of results from the Chesapeake Bay Cooperative Striped Bass Program (Mansueti, 1961; Massmann and Pacheco, 1961; Lewis, 1961) and following the suggestions for further research of Sykes (1961). Our proposal included five principal objectives: -1) to estimate the seasonal age composition of striped bass stocks in lower Chesapeake Bay, 2) to determine the age selectivity of fishing gear types employed in Virginia coastal waters, 3) to measure the proportion of total catch taken by each type of fishing gear, including the sport catch, 4) to estimate mortality rates for striped bass during their river-resident phase, and 5) to estimate relative abundance of individual , year-classes.

Description

Project Period May 1, 1967 - June 30, 1970.

Keywords

Striped bass -- Virginia, Striped bass -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)

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