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Tag recovery estimates of migration of striped bass from spawning areas of the Chesapeake Bay

Transactions of the American Fisheries Society

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DOI:10.1577/1548-8659(1994)123<0950:TREOMO>2.3.CO;2

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Abstract

In 1988–1991 striped bass Morone saxatilis were collected for tagging from various spawning areas within the Hudson River (New York) and the Chesapeake Bay (Maryland). The fish were tagged and released during traditional periods of spawning and recovered by commercial and recreational fishermen. The proportion of fish that migrated in spring–fall from spawning areas in Chesapeake Bay to more northern waters of mid-Atlantic and New England states was estimated from the geographically stratified tag returns. Most of the tagged fish were 40–100 cm total length (TL). The estimated proportion of migrant striped bass increased with body size, and nearly all fish larger than 100 cm TL left the bay during the spring–fall migration. Sex-specific differences in migration appear to be associated with the differences in body size of mature males and females, thus lending support to previously hypothesized patterns of striped bass migration.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Tag recovery estimates of migration of striped bass from spawning areas of the Chesapeake Bay
Series title:
Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
DOI:
10.1577/1548-8659(1994)123<0950:TREOMO>2.3.CO;2
Volume:
123
Year Published:
1994
Language:
English
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Description:
14 p.
First page:
950
Last page:
963
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N