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Evaluation Of Striped Bass Stocks In Virginia, Monitoring And Tagging Studies, 1999-2003 Annual Report, 1 September 2000 - 31 October 2001, Philip W. Sadler, Robert J. Latour, Robert E. Harris, John E. Olney Dec 2001

Evaluation Of Striped Bass Stocks In Virginia, Monitoring And Tagging Studies, 1999-2003 Annual Report, 1 September 2000 - 31 October 2001, Philip W. Sadler, Robert J. Latour, Robert E. Harris, John E. Olney

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This report presents the results of striped bass (Marone saxatilis) tagging and monitoring activities in Virginia during the penod 1 September 2000 through 31 October 2001. It includes an assessment of the biological characteristics of striped bass taken from the 2001 spring spawning run, estimates of annual survtval based on annual spring tagging, and the results of the fall 2000 directed mortality study that is cooperative with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The information contained in this report is required by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and is used to implement a coordinated management plan for striped bass ...


Ecological Characterization Of Stormwater Detention Ponds In Virginia's Coastal Plain, Rebecca Jo Thomas, Carl H. Hershner Dec 2001

Ecological Characterization Of Stormwater Detention Ponds In Virginia's Coastal Plain, Rebecca Jo Thomas, Carl H. Hershner

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No abstract provided.


Three Dimensional Hydrodynamic Modeling Study, Craney Island Eastward Expansion, Lower James River And Elizabeth River, Virginia, Harry V. Wang, S. C. Kim, John D. Boon, A. Y. Kuo, G. M. Sisson, J. M. Brubaker, J. P-Y. Maa Dec 2001

Three Dimensional Hydrodynamic Modeling Study, Craney Island Eastward Expansion, Lower James River And Elizabeth River, Virginia, Harry V. Wang, S. C. Kim, John D. Boon, A. Y. Kuo, G. M. Sisson, J. M. Brubaker, J. P-Y. Maa

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The Craney Island Eastward Expansion Hydrodynamic Model Study was conducted in three phases: 1) model calibration and verification for the Elizabeth River, 2) model testing of four Craney Island expansion options using single variable runs (using a single variable, tidal range, for model input), 3) model testing of two expansion options using historical runs (using multiple variables in real time for model input). The expansion option designs were evaluated for both global and local hydrodynamic change through simulation comparisons with the Base Case condition.


Chesapeake Bay Dune Systems: Evolution And Status, C. Scott Hardaway Jr., Lyle M. Varnell, Donna A. Milligan, George R. Thomas, Carl H. Hobbs Iii Nov 2001

Chesapeake Bay Dune Systems: Evolution And Status, C. Scott Hardaway Jr., Lyle M. Varnell, Donna A. Milligan, George R. Thomas, Carl H. Hobbs Iii

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The goals of this study were to locate, classify, and enumerate the existing jurisdictional dunes and dune fields within the eight localities listed in the Act. These include the counties of Accomack, Lancaster, Mathews, Northampton, and Northumberland and the cities of Hampton, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach. Only Chesapeake Bay and river sites are considered in this study.


Monitoring Of Suspended Sediment Plume Formed During Oyster Shell Dredging In The James River, Virginia, August 2001, Carl T. Friedrichs, Grace M. Massey Nov 2001

Monitoring Of Suspended Sediment Plume Formed During Oyster Shell Dredging In The James River, Virginia, August 2001, Carl T. Friedrichs, Grace M. Massey

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No abstract provided.


Estimating Relative Abundance Of Young Of The Year American Eel, Anguilla Rostrata, In The Virginia Tributaries Of Chesapeake Bay, Patrick J. Greer Sep 2001

Estimating Relative Abundance Of Young Of The Year American Eel, Anguilla Rostrata, In The Virginia Tributaries Of Chesapeake Bay, Patrick J. Greer

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The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) adopted the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for American Eel (FMP) in November 1999. The Plan focuses on increasing the states’ efforts to collect data on the resource and the fishery it supports through fishery dependent and independent studies. To this end, member jurisdictions (including Virginia) agreed to implement an annual abundance survey of young-of-year American eel (YOY). The survey is intended to “...characterize trends in annual recruitment of the young of the year eel over time [to produce a] qualitative appraisal of the annual recruitment of American eel to the U.S. Atlantic ...


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 ...


Application Of A Watershed Model (Basinsim) And A Tidal Prism Water Quality Model (Tpwqm) To The Great Wicomico River, Virginia, Sung-Chan Kim, Richard Wetzel, Leonard Hass, Albert Kuo Jul 2001

Application Of A Watershed Model (Basinsim) And A Tidal Prism Water Quality Model (Tpwqm) To The Great Wicomico River, Virginia, Sung-Chan Kim, Richard Wetzel, Leonard Hass, Albert Kuo

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The objective of this project is to develop a modeling package to assist in water quality management of small coastal basins (SCBs) of the Chesapeake Bay system. Efforts by the Commonwealth to address water quality and its effect on living resources in tidal, estuarine systems has focused primarily on the Chesapeake Bay and the major tributaries of the lower bay (James, York and Rappahannock Rivers), as evidenced by the extensive monitoring and modeling efforts directed to them. This has been at the expense of smaller coastal basins such as the Great Wicomico River and the numerous tidal creek systems of ...


Vims Shoreline Permit Database Impacts And Alterations Impacts And Alterations Summary 1993- 2000, Thomas A. Barnard, Patty Clancy, Karen Duhring, Kirk J. Havens, Carl Hershner, Pamela Mason, David O'Brien, Walter L. Priest, William L. Roberts, Lyle M. Varnell, David Weiss, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science, Wetlands Program Jul 2001

Vims Shoreline Permit Database Impacts And Alterations Impacts And Alterations Summary 1993- 2000, Thomas A. Barnard, Patty Clancy, Karen Duhring, Kirk J. Havens, Carl Hershner, Pamela Mason, David O'Brien, Walter L. Priest, William L. Roberts, Lyle M. Varnell, David Weiss, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science, Wetlands Program

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No abstract provided.


Essex County And The Town Of Tappahannock Shoreline Situation Report, Marcia Berman, Harry Berquist, Sharon Dewing, J. B. Glover, Carl Hershner, Tamia Rudnicky, Dan Schatt, Kevin Skunda Jun 2001

Essex County And The Town Of Tappahannock Shoreline Situation Report, Marcia Berman, Harry Berquist, Sharon Dewing, J. B. Glover, Carl Hershner, Tamia Rudnicky, Dan 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. The essex_lubc coverage are features ...


Status Of The Major Oyster Diseases In Virginia 2000 A Summary Of The Annual Monitoring Program, Lisa M. Ragone Calvo, Eugene M. Burreson May 2001

Status Of The Major Oyster Diseases In Virginia 2000 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, high salinities, and high oyster parasite abundances in the fall of 1999, both P. marinus and H. nelsoni were widely distributed throughout oyster populations in Virginia in 2000. Fortunately, however, we did not see severe epizootics of the diseases as observed in some areas in 1999.


Monitoring Relative Abundance Of American Shad In Virginia’S Rivers 2000 Annual Report, John E. Olney, John M. Hoenig Apr 2001

Monitoring Relative Abundance Of American Shad In Virginia’S Rivers 2000 Annual Report, John E. Olney, John M. Hoenig

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Since the moratorium, there have been no monitoring programs that provided direct assessment of stock recovery until this project began in 1998. The ban on in-river fishing in Virginia remained in effect, creating a dilemma for managers who needed reliable information in order to make a rational decision on when the in-river ban could safely be lifted. To address this deficiency, we proposed a method of scientific monitoring to estimate catch rates relative to those recorded before the prohibition of in-river fishing in 1994. This monitoring program began in 1998 and consisted of sampling techniques and locations that were consistent ...


City Of Poquoson Shoreline Situation Report, Marcia Berman, Harry Berquist, Sharon Dewing, J. B. Glover, Carl Hershner, Tamia Rudnicky, Daniel E. Schatt, Kevin Skunda Feb 2001

City Of Poquoson 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 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 ...


Riparian Forest Buffer Restoration Targeting For The Rappahannock River Watershed, Anne Newsome, Carl Hershner, Dan Schatt, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science, Wetlands Program Jan 2001

Riparian Forest Buffer Restoration Targeting For The Rappahannock River Watershed, Anne Newsome, Carl Hershner, Dan Schatt, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science, Wetlands Program

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No abstract provided.


King William County Shoreline Situation Report, Marcia Berman, Harry Berquist, Sharon Dewing, J. B. Glover, Carl Hershner, Tamia Rudnicky, Daniel E. Schatt, Kevin Skunda Jan 2001

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

Reports

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 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. The KW_lubc coverage are features related ...


Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program Annual Report 2000, John A. Lucy, C.M. Bain Iii Jan 2001

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

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The Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program (VGFTP), in its sixth year during 2000, systematically trains and assists anglers in tagging a select number of species important to Virginia's marine recreational fishery and maintains the resulting tagging database. A cooperative project of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), the program is primarily funded with revenues from Virginia's saltwater recreational fishing license funds (Recreational Fishing Development Fund). In addition, support for the program is provided by Virginia's Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program at VIMS.