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A Mark-Recapture Study Of Striped Bass In The James River, Virginia : Annual Report 1987, Joseph G. Loesch, William H. Kriete Jr., Bruce W. Hill Jan 1987

A Mark-Recapture Study Of Striped Bass In The James River, Virginia : Annual Report 1987, Joseph G. Loesch, William H. Kriete Jr., Bruce W. Hill

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Internal anchor tags with external tubes were used to tag 1,986 striped bass in the James River in the Spring of 1987. The total number tagged was adjusted (at this time) to 823 because of observed and suspected tagging mortality. The available stock of striped bass in the Spring contained both young resident fish and mature nonresident fish which left the area of capture after spawning, presumably to migrate north in coastal waters. The exodus of the mature fish after spawning and the absence of a commercial fishery resulted in only 42 tag returns as of Spring 1988. This ...