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Juvenile Pushnet Surveys of the Chesapeake Bay from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Abstract: Alosa stocks, specifically the American shad (Alosa sapidissima), and
alewife (A. pseudoharengus) and blueback herring (A. aestivalis),
collectively known as river herring, have historically provided
Virginia with a major commercial fishery. The abundance of the these
stocks, once an important component of the landings of Virginia
fisheries,have dramatically decreased in the last decade. ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 40.0   S: 36.0   E: -75.0   W: -78.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Dataset Title: Juvenile Shad / River Herring Pushnet Survey
Dataset Release Place: Gloucester Point, Virginia
Dataset Publisher: Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1979-01-01
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: monthly
Quality Due to the complexity of this data set it would be easy to
misuse the data. If you have any questions you may contact the data
Originating Center
Data Center
Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: (804) 684-7318
Fax: (804) 684-7327
Email: reh at
Contact Address:
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
P.O. Box 1346
City: Gloucester Point
Province or State: Virginia
Postal Code: 23062
Country: USA
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-11-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23