Smith, Joseph W. and O'Bier, Bradley (2011) The Bait Purse-seine Fishery for Atlantic Menhaden, Brevoortia tyrannus, in the Virginia Portion of Chesapeake Bay. Marine Fisheries Review, 73(1), pp. 1-12.
Through the mid 1990’s, the bait purse-seine fishery for Atlantic menhaden, Brevoortia tyrannus, in the Virginia portion of Chesapeake Bay was essentially undocumented. Beginning in 1995, captains of Virginia bait vessels maintained deck logs of their daily fishing activities; concurrently, we sampled the bait landings for size and age composition of the catch. Herein, we summarize 15 years (1995–2009) of data from the deck logbooks, including information on total bait landings by purse seine, proportion of fishing to nonfishing days, proportion of purse-seine sets assisted by spotter pilots, nominal fishing effort, median catches, and temporal and areal trends in catch. Age and size composition of the catch are described, as well as vessel and gear characteristics and disposition of the catch.
|Item Type: ||Article|
|Title: ||The Bait Purse-seine Fishery for Atlantic Menhaden, Brevoortia tyrannus, in the Virginia Portion of Chesapeake Bay|
|Personal Creator/Author: |
|Smith, Joseph W.|
|Journal or Publication Title: ||Marine Fisheries Review|
|Page Range: ||pp. 1-12|
|Issuing Agency: ||United States National Marine Fisheries Service|
|Item ID: ||9665|
|Depositing User: ||Patti M. Marraro|
|Date Deposited: ||14 Aug 2012 18:30|
|Last Modified: ||14 Aug 2012 18:30|
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