Download Full Text (4.7 MB)
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Chesapeake Bay Program Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee
Perspectives on Chesapeake Bay, 1992: Advances in Estuarine Sciences
Chesapeake Research Consortium
CRC Publication No. 143
Describes the basic approaches that are used for stock assessment of the fish and shellfish stocks of the Chesapeake Bay system. The authors summarize the principal methods of stock assessment and fisheries management that have been and are being-applied to Bay fisheries, with particular emphasis on data collection and the use of models. Three case studies of critical species are presented - the striped bass, the blue crab and the Eastern oyster.
Richkus, William A.; Nelson, Steven J.; and Austin, Herbert M., "Fisheries Assessment and Management Synthesis: Lessons for Chesapeake Bay" (1992). VIMS Books and Book Chapters. 169.