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2005

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Evaluation Of Striped Bass Stocks In Virginia : Monitoring And Tagging Studies, 2004-2008 Annual Report 1 September 2004 - 31 August 2005, Philip W. Sadler, John M. Hoenig, Robert E. Harris, B. Gail Holliman Dec 2005

Evaluation Of Striped Bass Stocks In Virginia : Monitoring And Tagging Studies, 2004-2008 Annual Report 1 September 2004 - 31 August 2005, Philip W. Sadler, John M. Hoenig, Robert E. Harris, B. Gail Holliman

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This report presents the results of striped bass (Marone saxatilis) tagging and monitoring activities in Virginia during the period 1 September 2004 through 31 August 2005. It includes an assessment of the biological characteristics of striped bass taken from the 2005 spring spawning run, estimates of annual survival based on annual spring tagging, and the results of the fall 2004 directed mortality study that is a collaborative effort 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 ...


Chesapeake Bay Dune Systems: Monitoring, Donna A. Milligan, C. Scott Hardaway Jr., George R. Thomas, Lyle M. Varnell, Thomas A. Barnard, William G. Reay, Travis R. Comer, Christine A. Wilcox May 2005

Chesapeake Bay Dune Systems: Monitoring, Donna A. Milligan, C. Scott Hardaway Jr., George R. Thomas, Lyle M. Varnell, Thomas A. Barnard, William G. Reay, Travis R. Comer, Christine A. Wilcox

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This project is aimed at developing an understanding of detailed beach and dune change. During the course of this monitoring, Hurricane Isabel impacted the coastal plain of Virginia and significantly altered almost all Bay shorelines to one degree or another in September 2003. This is particularly true of shorelines facing north, east, and south since the winds shifted as the storm passed. This event provided an opportunity to measure the changes to natural dune systems around the Bay due to the storm as well as their recovery after the event.


The Chesapeake Bay Breakwater Database Project Hurricane Isabel Impacts To Four Breakwater Systems, C. Scott Hardaway Jr., Donna A. Milligan, Christine A. Wilcox, Linda M. Meneghini, G. R. Thomas, Travis R. Comer May 2005

The Chesapeake Bay Breakwater Database Project Hurricane Isabel Impacts To Four Breakwater Systems, C. Scott Hardaway Jr., Donna A. Milligan, Christine A. Wilcox, Linda M. Meneghini, G. R. Thomas, Travis R. Comer

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The Chesapeake Bay Breakwater Database is being developed by personnel in the Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s (VIMS) Shoreline Studies Program for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) in order to:

1) document breakwater system performance around Chesapeake Bay relative to predictions

2) develop guidelines for breakwaters in sand limited and fetch limited systems such as estuaries, reservoirs, lakes and bays.


Interagency Shoreline Management Consensus Document, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science May 2005

Interagency Shoreline Management Consensus Document, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science

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There are concerns in the general public and regulatory and environmental advisory agencies regarding the apparent inconsistent and /or contradictory guidance offered to property owners regarding shoreline management in Virginia. There has been a growing interest among the agencies that manage, or otherwise have a role in shoreline management, to develop a Virginia perspective on the issue. This project to develop a consensus position from a VIMS perspective, with funding from the Virginia Coastal Program, may serve as the initiation of an effort to develop consensus guidance on shoreline management that integrates the issues and concerns extant in the various ...


Monitoring Relative Abundance Of American Shad In Virginia Rivers 2004 Annual Report, John E. Olney Apr 2005

Monitoring Relative Abundance Of American Shad In Virginia Rivers 2004 Annual Report, John E. Olney

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Concern about the decline in landings of American shad (Alosa sapidissima) along the Atlantic coast prompted the development of an interstate fisheries management plan (FMP) under the auspices of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Management Program (ASMFC 1999). Legislation enables imposition of federal sanctions on fishing in those states that fail to comply with the FMP. To be in compliance, coastal states are required to implement and maintain fishery-dependent and fishery-independent monitoring programs as specified by the FMP. For Virginia, these requirements include spawning stock assessments, the collection of biological data on the spawning run (e.g., age-structure, sex ratio ...


Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base Chesapeake Bay Shoreline, C. Scott Hardaway Jr., Donna A. Milligan, George R. Thomas, Linda M. Meneghini Jan 2005

Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base Chesapeake Bay Shoreline, C. Scott Hardaway Jr., Donna A. Milligan, George R. Thomas, Linda M. Meneghini

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Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base (NAB) is located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. It’s shoreline along the southern Chesapeake Bay extends from Little Creek Inlet eastward approximately 1.5 miles to the NAB’s eastern boundary. In 1997, a study and report entitled “LITTLE CREEK NAVAL AMPHIBIOUS BASE, CHESAPEAKE BAY SHORELINE, SHORELINE MANAGEMENT PLAN and OFFICER’S BEACH SHORE PROTECTION EVALUATION” was produced by VIMS’s Shoreline Studies Program (Hardaway et al., 1997). The purpose of that report was to assess the rates and patterns of beach change along the Chesapeake Bay shoreline at Little Creek NAB in order to ...


Center For Coastal Resources Management Annual Report 2005, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science Jan 2005

Center For Coastal Resources Management Annual Report 2005, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science

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No abstract provided.


Yorktown Beach 2003-2005, With Hurricane Isabel Impacts, Donna A. Milligan, C. Scott Hardaway Jr., Linda M. Meneghini, George R. Thomas, Christine A. Wilcox Jan 2005

Yorktown Beach 2003-2005, With Hurricane Isabel Impacts, Donna A. Milligan, C. Scott Hardaway Jr., Linda M. Meneghini, George R. Thomas, Christine A. Wilcox

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The Yorktown Public Beach is located on the south side of the York River at Yorktown, Virginia (Figure 1). It is approximately 1,200 feet in length. Historically, the beach was a product of erosion of nearby sandy upland banks and the littoral transport system. Over the years, the beaches along the waterfront began to narrow as the natural sediment supply was depleted by hardening of the updrift shorelines and were easily overwashed in storms and had continually eroded. Since 1978, various projects have taken place along Yorktown’s shoreline in order to abate erosion, provide a recreational beach, and ...