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Evaluation Of Striped Bass Stocks In Virginia, Monitoring And Tagging Studies, 1999-2003 Annual Report, 1 September 2001 - 31 October 2002, Philip W. Sadler, Robert J. Latour, Robert E. Harris, Kristin L. Maki, John E. Olney Dec 2002

Evaluation Of Striped Bass Stocks In Virginia, Monitoring And Tagging Studies, 1999-2003 Annual Report, 1 September 2001 - 31 October 2002, Philip W. Sadler, Robert J. Latour, Robert E. Harris, Kristin L. Maki, 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 2001 through 31 October 2002. It includes an assessment of the biological characteristics of striped bass taken from the 2002 spring spawning run, estimates of annual survtval based on annual spring tagging, and the results of the fall 2001 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 ...


Marina Site Suitablity Tool : Final Project Report, Marcia Berman, Kirk J. Havens, Tamia Rudnicky, Thomas A. Barnard Nov 2002

Marina Site Suitablity Tool : Final Project Report, Marcia Berman, Kirk J. Havens, Tamia Rudnicky, Thomas A. Barnard

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In coordination with the Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Department of Environmental Quality, the Chesapeake Bay Local Assistance Department and the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC), the Center for Coastal Resources Management at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) was contracted to develop a tool for local governments that would assist in the decision-making process for marina development. In particular, the agencies wanted to develop a visual representation of the VMRC Criteria for the Siting of Marinas or Community Facilities for Boat Mooring. This was accomplished by gathering available data sets and developing geographic information system (GIS) data ...


An Analysis Of Shoreline Development Risk For Secondary Dune Systems In Tidewater Virginia With Associated Management Recommendations, Lyle M. Varnell, C. Scott Hardaway Jr. Nov 2002

An Analysis Of Shoreline Development Risk For Secondary Dune Systems In Tidewater Virginia With Associated Management Recommendations, Lyle M. Varnell, C. Scott Hardaway Jr.

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This project was done in response to concerns by environmental resource managers of historic and potential adverse impacts to Virginia’s secondary dune ecosystems. Virginia environmental regulatory programs have little decision-making authority over the use of secondary dunes as these areas are not included in the Coastal Primary Sand Dune Act (the Dunes Act). These areas function as estuarine edge habitat and provide natural upland erosion control, and are thus valuable to estuarine and coastal plain fauna and adjacent upland property owners.


City Of Norfolk - Shoreline Situation Report, Marcia Berman, Harry Berquist, Carl Hershner, Sharon Killeen, Tamia Rudnicky, Daniel E. Schatt, David Weiss, Helen Woods Nov 2002

City Of Norfolk - Shoreline Situation Report, Marcia Berman, Harry Berquist, Carl Hershner, Sharon Killeen, Tamia Rudnicky, Daniel E. Schatt, David Weiss, Helen Woods

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No abstract provided.


Public Beach Assessment Report Central Beach And Castlewood Park Beach Colonial Beach, Virginia, Donna A. Milligan, C. Scott Hardaway Jr., R. H. Brindley, G. R. Thomas Oct 2002

Public Beach Assessment Report Central Beach And Castlewood Park Beach Colonial Beach, Virginia, Donna A. Milligan, C. Scott Hardaway Jr., R. H. Brindley, G. R. Thomas

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The purpose of this report is to document the recent history of Colonial Beach’s Potomac River shoreline as well as assess the historical shoreline evolution and status of the beach zone. Review of previously-published literature, field survey data, aerial photos, and computer modeling were used to address the study objectives.


Chemical And Toxicological Characterization Of Tidal Freshwater Areas In The James River, Virginia From Jamestown Island To Jordan Point, Morris H. Roberts Jr., Mary Ann Vogelbein, Mark A. Richards, Lou Seivard Jul 2002

Chemical And Toxicological Characterization Of Tidal Freshwater Areas In The James River, Virginia From Jamestown Island To Jordan Point, Morris H. Roberts Jr., Mary Ann Vogelbein, Mark A. Richards, Lou Seivard

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No abstract provided.


Lancaster County Shoreline Situation Report, Marcia Berman, Tamia Rudnicky, Harry Berquist, Carl Hershner Jun 2002

Lancaster County Shoreline Situation Report, Marcia Berman, Tamia Rudnicky, Harry Berquist, Carl Hershner

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No abstract provided.


Virginia’S Coastal Program: Strategic Mapping Of Management Goals, Jennifer Newton, Pamela Mason, Carl Hershner Mar 2002

Virginia’S Coastal Program: Strategic Mapping Of Management Goals, Jennifer Newton, Pamela Mason, Carl Hershner

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Virginia’s Coastal Resources Management Program is a networked program bringing together the activities of many state agencies and institutions to achieve the overarching mission of coastal zone management. The Program’s objectives were originally set out in a series of 25 goals in the 1986 Executive Order (see Appendix B) that established the Program for the Commonwealth under the federal Coastal Zone Management Act. Beginning in May of 1999, representatives of the Virginia state agencies involved with the networked Coastal Program attended a series of meetings to develop logic maps of these twenty-five goals. This document represents the final ...


Status Of The Major Oyster Diseases In Virginia 2001 A Summary Of The Annual Monitoring Program, Lisa M. Ragone Calvo, Eugene M. Burreson Feb 2002

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

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Thirty-nine oyster populations were surveyed for disease in fall 2001. Perkinsus marinus was found in all areas sampled and prevalence exceeded 90% at all but 5 sample locations. In the James River P. marinus prevalence ranged from 88-100% at Deepwater Shoal, Horsehead Rock, Point of Shoals, Wreck Shoal, Mulberry Point, Swash, Long Shoal, and Dry Shoal. A lower prevalence was observed down river at Thomas Rock, 72%, and at Nansemond Ridge, 12%. The extremely low prevalence at Nansemond Ridge is likely age and density related; the oyster population was primarily comprised of spat; few small to market oysters were present ...


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 ...


Accomack County Shoreline Situation Report, Marcia Berman, Harry Berquist, Sharon Dewing, J. B. Glover, Carl Hershner, Tamia Rudnicky, Daniel E. Schatt Jan 2002

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

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No abstract provided.


Supplemental Data: Effects Of Physical Mixing On The Attenuation Of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons In Estuarine Sediments., Krisa M. Arzayus, Rebecca M. Dickhut, Elizabeth A. Canuel Jan 2002

Supplemental Data: Effects Of Physical Mixing On The Attenuation Of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons In Estuarine Sediments., Krisa M. Arzayus, Rebecca M. Dickhut, Elizabeth A. Canuel

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To examine the role of physical disturbance on the long-term preservation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in sediments, cores were collected from two sites removed from point sources of PAHs and representing contrasting seabed mixing regimes. Although SPAH concentrations in sediments over the past 50 years were not significantly different between the two sites, several PAH isomer ratios were significantly different (p


A Summary Of Methods For Controlling Phragmites Australis, Libby Norris, James E. Perry, Kirk J. Havens, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science, Wetlands Program Jan 2002

A Summary Of Methods For Controlling Phragmites Australis, Libby Norris, James E. Perry, Kirk J. Havens, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science, Wetlands Program

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No abstract provided.


Causes Of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Declines In Tangier Sound, Chesapeake Bay, R J. Orth, Ken Moore, James Fishman, David J. Wilcox, Lee Karrh, Thomas Parham Jan 2002

Causes Of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Declines In Tangier Sound, Chesapeake Bay, R J. Orth, Ken Moore, James Fishman, David J. Wilcox, Lee Karrh, Thomas Parham

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No abstract provided.


Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program Annual Report 2001, John A. Lucy, C.M. Bain Iii Jan 2002

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

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The Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program (VGFTP), in its seventh year during 2001, 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.