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Book Chapter

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Editors

James W. Webb

Publication Date

1971

Book Title

Proceedings Of The Twenty-Fourth Annual Conference Southeastern Association Of Game And Fish Commissioners

Publisher

Southeastern Association Of Game And Fish Commissioners

City

Columbus, S.C.

Abstract

The dependence of commercial fishing success on strong yearclasses of striped bass is demonstrated, using four years of catch records from a small group of cooperating gill-net fishermen. Age analysis of these Rappahannock River catches during 1969 and 1970 revealed that an approximate tripling of landings in 1970 was a result of selection for the dominant 1966 year-class.

Age Composition and Magnitude of Striped Bass Winter Gill-net Catches in the Rappahannock River,1967-1970

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