||Catfish populations in Chesapeake Bay
Sauls, B. ;
Dowling, D. ;
Odenkirk, J. ;
||Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources, Annapolis. ;Virginia Marine Resources Commission, Newport News. VA. ;Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries, Richmond.;Environmental Protection Agency, Annapolis, MD. Chesapeake Bay Program.
||Printed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the Chesapeake Bay Program,
||DBP/TRS 193/98 ; EPA 903-R-98-001
Catfishes--Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.) ;
Fish populations--Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)
Chesapeake Bay ;
Fish populations ;
Freshwater fish ;
Ameiurus catus ;
Ameiurus matalis ;
Ictalurus punctatus ;
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||Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD
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||58 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
This report is the result of a multi-jurisdictional effort to explore current knowledge of the Chesapeake Bay's catfish populations. Long-term surveys of catfish species do not exist in the Chesapeake Bay region, and basic biological data are fragmented with small, regional studies conducted over intermittent periods of time. This report represents a regional cooperative effort to bring together all available information and assimilate the best possible understanding of catfish biology, ecology and stock dynamics of native and introduced catfish species in the Chesapeake Bay system. This report also documents the evolution of social, economic, and recreational dependence as fisheries have developed following the naturalizaton of non-native catfish species. As efforts shift to exploit more abundant or less regulation resources, resilient species such as catfish should be carefully monitored. By assembling current information and identifying research and data needs, this report establishes a reference from which to gauge and direct future management.
"EPA 903-R-98-001"--Cover. "January 1998." Includes bibliographical references (p. 42-51).