This 2-year program assessed the feasibility of using LIDAR and sonar as fishery-independent tools for assessing the size of the Chesapeake Bay menhaden stock.
This project is designed to quantify the ecological role of menhaden as prey and filter feeders.
The VIMS Seine Survey has monitored juvenile menhaden abundance since 1980. Survey data show an apparent decline in juvenile menhaden numbers since the 1980s.
This 3-year program focuses on determining the economic and social importance of menhaden to stakeholders in the Chesapeake Bay region.
VIMS researchers and colleagues show that a water mold is the cause of fish lesions formerly ascribed to a Pfiesteria toxin(s).