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Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Situation And Outlook Report : Results Of The 2016 Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Crop Reporting Survey, Karen Hudson May 2017

Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Situation And Outlook Report : Results Of The 2016 Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Crop Reporting Survey, Karen Hudson

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The hatchery-based shellfish aquaculture industry in Virginia continues to grow adding significant value to the Commonwealth's seafood marketplace. Today, watermen harvest both hard clams and oysters from the Commonwealth's public resources,albeit at rates diminished from historic levels. At the same time, Virginia's watermen-farmers, utilizing production from a land-based hatchery, are providing additional quantities of quality shellfish to consumers.

This survey, in its 11th year, is intended to continue annual assessments with which to gauge growth and inputs in Virginia's hatchery-based shellfish aquaculture industry. This report is based upon an industry survey completed during the first ...


Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Situation And Outlook Report : Results Of The 2015 Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Crop Reporting Survey, Karen Hudson, Thomas J. Murrary Mar 2016

Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Situation And Outlook Report : Results Of The 2015 Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Crop Reporting Survey, Karen Hudson, Thomas J. Murrary

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The hatchery-based shellfish aquaculture industry in Virginia continues to grow adding significant value to the Commonwealth’s seafood marketplace. Today, watermen harvest both hard clams and oysters from the Commonwealth’s public resources, albeit at rates diminished from historic levels. At the same time, Virginia’s watermen-farmers, utilizing production from a land-based hatchery, are providing additional quantities of quality shellfish to consumers. This survey, in its 10th year, is intended to continue annual assessments with which to gauge growth and inputs in Virginia’s hatchery-based shellfish aquaculture industry. This report is based upon an industry survey completed during the first ...


Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Situation And Outlook Report : Results Of The 2014 Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Crop Reporting Survey, Karen Hudson, Thomas J. Murrary Mar 2015

Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Situation And Outlook Report : Results Of The 2014 Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Crop Reporting Survey, Karen Hudson, Thomas J. Murrary

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The Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Situation and Outlook Report has been produced annually by Virginia Institute of Marine Science extension partners affiliated with Virginia Sea Grant since 2005. The survey and report provides annual assessments with which to gauge growth and inputs in Virginia’s shellfish aquaculture industry. This report is based upon an industry survey completed during the first quarter of 2015.


Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Situation And Outlook Report : Results Of The 2013 Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Crop Reporting Survey, Karen Hudson, Thomas J. Murrary Apr 2014

Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Situation And Outlook Report : Results Of The 2013 Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Crop Reporting Survey, Karen Hudson, Thomas J. Murrary

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The shellfish aquaculture industry in Virginia continues to grow, adding significant value to the state’s seafood marketplace. Today, watermen continue to harvest both hard clams and oysters from the state’s public resources, albeit at diminished rates. At the same time, Virginia’s watermen-farmers are providing growing quantities of additional quality shellfish to consumers. In recent years, folliowing the lead of the hard clam industry, a significant transition to intensive aquaculture of native oysters is underway. The once-extensive oyster planting utilizing wild seed has contracted primarily as a result of endemic oyster diseases and increasing wildlife predation of seed ...


Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Situation And Outlook Report : Results Of The 2012 Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Crop Reporting Survey, Thomas J. Murray, Karen Hudson Mar 2013

Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Situation And Outlook Report : Results Of The 2012 Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Crop Reporting Survey, Thomas J. Murray, Karen Hudson

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The shellfish aquaculture industry in Virginia continues to grow, adding significant value to the state’s seafood marketplace. Today, watermen continue to harvest both hard clams and oysters from the state’s public resources, albeit at diminished rates. At the same time, Virginia’s watermen-farmers are providing growing quantities of additional quality shellfish to consumers. In recent years, folliowing the lead of the hard clam industry, a significant transition to intensive aquaculture of native oysters is underway. The once-extensive oyster planting utilizing wild seed has contracted primarily as a result of endemic oyster diseases and increasing wildlife predation of seed ...


Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Situation And Outlook Report : Results Of The 2011 Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Crop Reporting Survey, Thomas J. Murray, Karen Hudson Jun 2012

Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Situation And Outlook Report : Results Of The 2011 Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Crop Reporting Survey, Thomas J. Murray, Karen Hudson

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The shellfish aquaculture industry in Virginia continues to grow, adding significant value to the state’s seafood marketplace. Today, watermen continue to harvest both hard clams and oysters from the state’s public resources, albeit at diminished rates. At the same time, Virginia’s watermen-farmers are providing growing quantities of additional quality shellfish to consumers. In recent years, folliowing the lead of the hard clam industry, a significant transition to intensive aquaculture of native oysters is underway. The once-extensive oyster planting utilizing wild seed has contracted primarily as a result of endemic oyster diseases and increasing wildlife predation of seed ...


A Geotechnical Evaluation Of Chesapeake Beach Shoal For Beach Quality Sand, Donna A. Milligan, C. Scott Hardaway Jr., Mary C. Cox, Christine A. Wilcox Dec 2011

A Geotechnical Evaluation Of Chesapeake Beach Shoal For Beach Quality Sand, Donna A. Milligan, C. Scott Hardaway Jr., Mary C. Cox, Christine A. Wilcox

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Chesapeake Beach Shoal is located along the southern coast of Chesapeake Bay in Virginia Beach, Virginia (Figure 1-1). Chesapeake Beach, which is nearly adjacent, has a history of chronic beach erosion which threatens upland infrastructure. Beach nourishment occurs on Ocean Park Beach to the east from intermittent dredging of Lynnhaven Inlet (Figure 1-2), but the effects do not always translate westward to Chesapeake Beach. The general alongshore sand movement is east to west. The purpose of this project is to establish a reliable source of beach sand for Chesapeake Beach via the nearshore shoal. Many issues, including identifying the location ...


Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Situation And Outlook Report : Results Of The 2010 Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Crop Reporting Survey, Thomas J. Murray, Karen Hudson Jun 2011

Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Situation And Outlook Report : Results Of The 2010 Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Crop Reporting Survey, Thomas J. Murray, Karen Hudson

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Recent growth of the shellfish aquaculture industry in Virginia has added significant value to the state’s seafood marketplace. Today, watermen continue to harvest both hard clams and oysters from the state’s public resources, albeit at diminished rates. At the same time, Virginia’s watermen-farmers are providing growing quantities of additional quality shellfish to consumers. Following the lead of the hard clam industry, there has been a significant transition to intensive aquaculture of native oysters in recent years. The once extensive oyster planting has disappeared primarily as a result of endemic oyster diseases and increasing wildlife predation of seed ...


International Trade In Seafood And Related Products: An Assessment Of U.S. Trade Patterns, James E. Kirkley, John M. Ward, Christopher M. Moore, Christopher Hayes, Brian Hooker, John Walden Jan 2008

International Trade In Seafood And Related Products: An Assessment Of U.S. Trade Patterns, James E. Kirkley, John M. Ward, Christopher M. Moore, Christopher Hayes, Brian Hooker, John Walden

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No abstract provided.


Stated Preference Methods For Environmental Management : Recreational Summer Flounder Angling In The Northeastern United States, Robert L. Hicks Jan 2002

Stated Preference Methods For Environmental Management : Recreational Summer Flounder Angling In The Northeastern United States, Robert L. Hicks

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Environmental managers are becoming increasingly aware that environmental policies must be crafted in a way that incorporates the human dimensions of the ecosystem. Failure to incorporate stakeholder preferences into management measures can lead to policies that fail because people’s preferences, motivations, and behavior concerning their use of the environment were not properly considered even if defensible natural science approaches were incorporated in the management decision. In this paper, we present a new method for quantifying angler preferences for fisheries management. The method, called the Stated Preference Discrete Choice Technique (SPDC) (Louviere et. al) is a particular form of conjoint ...


Evaluation Of Comparative Watercraft Personal Property Taxation In Middle Peninsula Localities, Thomas J. Murray Sep 2001

Evaluation Of Comparative Watercraft Personal Property Taxation In Middle Peninsula Localities, Thomas J. Murray

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The Marine Business and Coastal Development Program, Sea Grant Marine Advisory Services at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, (VIMS) has completed a characterization of the personal property taxing methodologies currently used by Middle Peninsula localities. In conjunction with the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission's (MPPDC) Coastal Technical Assistance Program, the investigation details the following information:

1. Documentation of the watercraft taxing methodology currently used in the MPPDC counties of Gloucester, Mathews, Middlesex, King and Queen, King William, and Essex County.

2. A comparison of resulting taxes assessed by each of the MPPDC localities on some "standardized" boats.

3 ...


Virginia Boating Plan And Access Needs Assessment, Thomas J. Murray Sep 2001

Virginia Boating Plan And Access Needs Assessment, Thomas J. Murray

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In an effort to support Virginia's application for federal grant funds under the Department of Interior's "Boating Infrastructure Grant Program" (Grants), the Marina Technical Advisory Program (MT AP) at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science has undertaken assessment of the state's recreational boating infrastructure needs. 1 A total of $32 million has been authorized over four years to fund this new program. It is designed to help states develop and maintain facilities for transient non-trailerable (26' and over) recreational boats. The Virginia Department of Health (VDOH) has provided overall leadership in the Boating Infrastructure Grants process and ...


Virginia Marine Infrastructure Needs Assessment, Thomas J. Murray Jan 2001

Virginia Marine Infrastructure Needs Assessment, Thomas J. Murray

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In an effort to support Virginia's application for federal grant funds under the Department of Interior's "Boating Infrastructure Grant Program" (Grants), the Marina Technical Advisory Program (MTAP) at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science has undertaken assessment of the state's recreational boating infrastructure needs.1 A total of$32 million has been authorized over four years to fund this new program. It is designed to help states develop and maintain facilities for transient, non-trailerable (26' and over) recreational boats. The Virginia Department of Health (VDOH) is providing overall leadership in the Boating Infrastructure Grants process, supported by ...


Virginia Marina Needs Assessment: Summary Statistics, Thomas J. Murray Nov 2000

Virginia Marina Needs Assessment: Summary Statistics, Thomas J. Murray

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In an effort to support Virginia's application for federal grant funds under the Department of Interior's "Boating Infrastructure Grant Program" (Grants), the Marina Technical Advisory Program (MT AP) at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science has undertaken assessment of the state's recreational boating infrastructure needs.1 A total of $32 million has been authorized over four years to fund this new program. It is designed to help states develop and maintain facilities for transient non-trailerable (26' and over) recreational boats. The Virginia Department of Health (VDOH) is providing overall leadership in the Boating Infrastructure Grants process supported ...


Saltwater Angling And Its Economic Importance To Virginia, James Kirkley, David Kerstetter Jan 1997

Saltwater Angling And Its Economic Importance To Virginia, James Kirkley, David Kerstetter

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No abstract provided.


Virginia's Commercial Fishing Industry: Its Economic Performance And Contributions, James Kirkley Jan 1997

Virginia's Commercial Fishing Industry: Its Economic Performance And Contributions, James Kirkley

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No abstract provided.


A Profile Of The Oyster Industry Northeastern United States, Douglas Lipton, James Kirkley Feb 1994

A Profile Of The Oyster Industry Northeastern United States, Douglas Lipton, James Kirkley

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This is a critical period for the future of the east coast oyster industry. This report documents the dramatic decline in industry output which has been the impetus for a publicly funded program to "revtalize" the industry. Oyster biologists argue over the severityy of the decline and the cause, and also the potential remedies. Should non-native oysters, specifically Crassostrea gigas, be introduced into the region to replace the native oyster production? Are there ways to manage around the devastating oyster diseases MSX and Dermo? Will large populations of oysters significantly improve the water quality in currentiy degraded areas?

While these ...


Comparative Analysis Of Sea Scallop Escapement/Retention And Resulting Economic Impacts, William D. Dupaul, Edward J. Heist, James E. Kirkley Jan 1988

Comparative Analysis Of Sea Scallop Escapement/Retention And Resulting Economic Impacts, William D. Dupaul, Edward J. Heist, James E. Kirkley

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During the months of June and September 1988, gear experiments were conducted aboard the F/V Carolina Dawn and Carolina Capes. The primary objective of the experiments was to assess the technical efficiency and size selectivity of 3.5-inch ring dredges relative to the current commercially-used 3.0-inch ring dredges. Secondary objectives were to analyze the economic and regulatory ramifications of using 3.5-inch ring dredges to control the age-at-capture and enhance the yield-per- recruit.