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Evaluation Of Striped Bass Stocks In Virginia, Monitoring And Tagging Studies, 1999-2003 Annual Report, 1 September 1999 - 31 October 2000, Philip W. Sadler, Robert E. Harris, John E. Olney, Robert J. Latour Dec 2000

Evaluation Of Striped Bass Stocks In Virginia, Monitoring And Tagging Studies, 1999-2003 Annual Report, 1 September 1999 - 31 October 2000, Philip W. Sadler, Robert E. Harris, John E. Olney, Robert J. Latour

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To document continued compliance with Federal law, the Anadromous Fishes Program of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) has monitored the size and age composition, sex ratio and maturity schedules of the spawning striped bass stock in the Rappahannock River since December 1981 utilizing commercial pound nets and, since 1991, variable-mesh experimental gill nets. Spawning stock assessment was expanded to include the James River in 1994 utilizing 11 commercial fyke nets and variable-mesh experimental gill nets. The use of fyke nets was discontinued after 1997. In conjunction with the monitoring studies, tagging programs have been conducted in the James ...


Middlesex County Shoreline Situation Report, Marcia Berman, Harry Berquist, Sharon Dewing, J. B. Glover, Carl Hershner, Tamia Rudnicky, Daniel E. Schatt, Kevin Skunda Dec 2000

Middlesex County Shoreline Situation Report, Marcia Berman, Harry Berquist, Sharon Dewing, J. B. Glover, Carl Hershner, Tamia Rudnicky, Daniel E. Schatt, Kevin Skunda

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No abstract provided.


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 ...


Mathews County Shoreline Situation Report (2000), Marcia Berman, Harry Berquist, Sharon Dewing, J. B. Glover, Carl Hershner, Tamia Rudnicky, Dan Schatt, Kevin Skunda Oct 2000

Mathews County Shoreline Situation Report (2000), Marcia Berman, Harry Berquist, Sharon Dewing, J. B. Glover, Carl Hershner, Tamia Rudnicky, Dan Schatt, Kevin Skunda

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No abstract provided.


Virginia's Public Beach Board 20 Years Of Coastal Management, Donna A. Milligan, C. Scott Hardaway Jr. Sep 2000

Virginia's Public Beach Board 20 Years Of Coastal Management, Donna A. Milligan, C. Scott Hardaway Jr.

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No abstract provided.


Environmental Survey Of Potential Sand Resource Sites, Offshore Delaware And Maryland : Final Report, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science Aug 2000

Environmental Survey Of Potential Sand Resource Sites, Offshore Delaware And Maryland : Final Report, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science

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  • Technical summary / Carl H. Hobbs
  • Non-technical summary / Carl H. Hobbs
  • Part. 1. Benthic mapping and resource evaluation of potential sand mining areas, offshore Mayland and Delaware, 1998-1999 / G.R. Cutter and R.J. Diaz
  • Part. 2. Transitory species (vertebrate nekton) / John A. Musick
  • Part. 3. Literature survey of reproductive finfish and ichthyoplankton present in proposed sand mining locations within the Middle Atlantic Bight / John Olney, Donna Marie Bilkovic
  • Part. 4. Potential modifications to waves due to dredging and other oceanographic considerations / Jerome P.-Y. Maa, Sung C. Kim
  • Part. 5. Maryland-Delaware shoreline : long-term trends and short-term variability / C.S. Hardaway ...


Monitoring Relative Abundance Of American Shad In Virginia's Rivers Annual Report 1999, John E. Olney Sr., John M. Hoenig Jul 2000

Monitoring Relative Abundance Of American Shad In Virginia's Rivers Annual Report 1999, John E. Olney Sr., John M. Hoenig

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A moratorium on the taking of American shad (Alosa sapidissima) in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries was established by the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) beginning 1 January 1994. The prohibition applied to both recreational and commercial fishers. The moratorium was imposed at a time when commercial catch rates of American shad in Virginia's rivers were experiencing declines. Data from the commercial fishery were the best available for assessing the status of individual stocks. Catch-per-unit-effort (CPUE) data were compiled from logbooks that recorded landings by commercial fishermen using staked gill nets at various locations throughout the middle reaches ...


King And Queen County Shoreline Situation Report, Marcia Berman, Harry Berquist, Tamia Rudnicky, J. B. Glover, Sharon Dewing, Daniel E. Schatt, Kevin Skunda Jun 2000

King And Queen County Shoreline Situation Report, Marcia Berman, Harry Berquist, Tamia Rudnicky, J. B. Glover, Sharon Dewing, Daniel E. Schatt, Kevin Skunda

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The data inventory developed for the Shoreline Situation Reports are based on a three-tiered shoreline assessment approach. This assessment characterizes conditions in the shorezone observed from a small boat moving along the shoreline. Handheld GPS units record data observations in the field. The three tiered shoreline assessment approach divides the shorezone into three regions:

  1. the immediate riparian zone, evaluated for land use

  2. the bank, evaluated for height, stability, cover and natural protection

  3. the shoreline, describing the presence of shoreline structures for shore protection and recreational purposes.

Three GIS coverages are generated from the collection technique. They can be downloaded at ...


Increasing The Probability Of Success In The Construction Of Marshes In Coastal Virginia, Kirk J. Havens, Lyle M. Varnell May 2000

Increasing The Probability Of Success In The Construction Of Marshes In Coastal Virginia, Kirk J. Havens, Lyle M. Varnell

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No abstract provided.


Status Of The Major Oyster Diseases In Virginia 1999 A Summary Of The Annual Monitoring Program, Lisa M. Ragone Calvo, Eugene M. Burreson Feb 2000

Status Of The Major Oyster Diseases In Virginia 1999 A Summary Of The Annual Monitoring Program, Lisa M. Ragone Calvo, Eugene M. Burreson

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As a consequence of the relatively warm temperatures and high salinities severe epizootics of both H. nelsoni and P. marinus occurred in most tributaries in VA. In the upper James River, VA prevalences and intensities of P. marinus were the highest on record. The proportion of advanced infections (moderate and heavy intensity) in October was 60% at Wreck Shoal and 48% at Horsehead Rock suggesting that significant oyster mortalities occurred in these areas. 1 Record high levels of P. marinus were also observed in Virginia's other major tributaries. Of the 39 bay oyster populations surveyed in the fall, P ...


Evaluation Of Striped Bass Stocks In Virginia, Monitoring And Tagging Studies, 1999-2003 Annual Report, 1 September 1998 - 31 October 1999, Philip Sadler, Robert E. Harris, Jason Romine, John E. Olney Sr. Jan 2000

Evaluation Of Striped Bass Stocks In Virginia, Monitoring And Tagging Studies, 1999-2003 Annual Report, 1 September 1998 - 31 October 1999, Philip Sadler, Robert E. Harris, Jason Romine, John E. Olney Sr.

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No abstract provided.


Monitoring Relative Abundance Of American Shad In Virginia's Rivers Annual Report 1998, John E. Olney, John Hoenig Jan 2000

Monitoring Relative Abundance Of American Shad In Virginia's Rivers Annual Report 1998, John E. Olney, John Hoenig

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A moratorium on the taking of American shad in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries was established by the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) beginning 1 January 1994. The prohibition applied to both recreational and commercial fishers. The moratorium was imposed at a time when commercial catch rates of American shad in Virginia's rivers were experiencing declines. Data from the commercial fishery were the best available for assessing the status of individual stocks. Catch-per-unit-effort (CPUE) data were compiled from logbooks that recorded landings by commercial fishermen using staked gill nets at various locations throughout the middle reaches of the ...


Answering Local Wetlands Boards Needs Regarding Guidance In Investigating Wetlands Violations : Final Report To The United States Environmental Protection Agency, Wetlands Protection State Development Project Period July 1, 1998-June 30, 2000, Kirk J. Havens, Bartlett N. Theberge Jan 2000

Answering Local Wetlands Boards Needs Regarding Guidance In Investigating Wetlands Violations : Final Report To The United States Environmental Protection Agency, Wetlands Protection State Development Project Period July 1, 1998-June 30, 2000, Kirk J. Havens, Bartlett N. Theberge

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No abstract provided.


Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program Annual Report 1999, John A. Lucy, M. D. Arendt, C.M. Bain Iii Jan 2000

Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program Annual Report 1999, John A. Lucy, M. D. Arendt, C.M. Bain Iii

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The Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program (VGFTP), a cooperative project of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), set records for fish tagged and fish recaptured during 1998, its fourth year of operation.