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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
The fisheries data of principal concern at this conference are those which provide an accurate description of the harvest from the resource. Most often, one thinks of the "standard" reference fishery data from commercial fish landings: pounds by species, dockside dollar value, location of the catch, gear used, and number of fishermen. These data have been widely used by biologists and managers to evaluate the status of particular stocks and trends in the fishery. An example of a recent evaluation for Chesapeake Bay fisheries is Rothschild et ·a1. (1981). Several underlying truths must be borne in mind when discussing territorial seas fisheries management and the statistical database.
Merriner, John V. and Spier, Harley J., "Finfisheries Problems and Approaches" (1982). VIMS Books and Book Chapters. 152.