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Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Eugene L. Cronin
Report of Workshop on Chesapeake Bay fisheries statistics : Fredericksburg, Virginia, July 12-13, 1982
Chesapeake Research Consortium
CRC publication ; no. 107
Statistical records of the cpmmercial fisheries of Chesapeake Bayl, which have been compiled periodically since 1887 and annually since 1929, are the basis of our historical knowledge of commercial landings and fishing effort in Maryland and Virginia waters. The primary purpose of collecting commercial fisheries statistics has been to determine the number of fishermen, gear, and boats in the commercial fishery, and the total weight of each species landed. Prior to 1944, these statistics were estimated for both Maryland and Virginia fisheries from correspondence or interviews between federal and state personnel and large-scale commercial fishing operations, representative watermen, captains of licensed fishing vessels, wholesale fisheries firms, and packing and canning houses. ... more
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