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Stock Assessment Plan_Agreement Commitment Report 1988

Published: July 01, 1988

This plan proposes improved means of assessing stocks of finfish and shellfish in Chesapeake Bay.  It identifies outstanding data needs for stock assessment models for Bay fisheries.  Recommendations include improved ways to collect catch, effort, and biological data from commercial and recreational landings in addition to long-term surveys for estimating relative abundance of important species in all regions of the Bay Plan and its tributaries.  There are recommendations in the Plan for studies of early life stages designed to examine natural and human-caused sources of mortality and to investigate biological effects of pollution, habitat loss, and disease.

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