Reports

Monitoring data is reported annually to VMRC.  In addition, data has been used by ASMFC in a recent coast-wide stock assessment of American shad and river herring. Links to the recent stock assessment and reports are available below.

Hilton, E.L., P.E. McGrath, B.E. Watkins, A.R. Magee. 2022 Monitoring Relative Abundance of American shad and River Herring in Virginia's Rivers. 2021 Annual Report to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission. Contract No. F-116-R24. 21 January 2022. 

Hilton, E.L., P.E. McGrath, B.E. Watkins, A.R. Magee. 2021 Monitoring Relative Abundance of American shad and River Herring in Virginia's Rivers. 2020 Annual Report to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission. Contract No. F-116-R23, 21 January 2021. https://doi.org/10.25773/hp8j-w743

Hilton, E.L., R.J. Latour, P.E. McGrath, B.E. Watkins, A.R. Magee. 2020 Monitoring Relative Abundance of American shad and River Herring in Virginia's Rivers. 2019 Annual Report to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission. Contract No. F-116-R22, 24 January 2020. https://doi.org/10.25773/6rmm-9364

Hilton, E.L., R.J. Latour, P.E. McGrath, B.E. Watkins, A.R. Magee. 2019 Monitoring Relative Abundance of American shad and River Herring in Virginia's Rivers. 2018 Annual Report to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission. Contract No. F-116-R21, 15 April 2019. https://doi.org/10.25773/3083-4Y73

Hilton, E.L., R.J. Latour, P.E. McGrath, B.E. Watkins, A.R. Magee. 2018. Monitoring Relative Abundance of American shad and River Herring in Virginia's Rivers. 2017 Annual Report to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission. Contract No. F-116-R20, 15 April 2018. https://dx.doi.org/doi:10.21220/m2-dzjw-h436

Hilton, E.L., R.J. Latour, P.E. McGrath, B.E. Watkins, A.R. Magee. 2017. Monitoring Relative Abundance of American shad and River Herring in Virginia's Rivers. 2016 Annual Report to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission. Contract No. F-116-R-19, 15 April 2017. https://doi.org/10.21220/V5788B

Hilton, E.J., R.J. Latour, P.E. McGrath, B.E. Watkins, A.R. Magee. 2016. Monitoring Relative Abundance of American shad and River Herring in Virginia's Rivers. 2015 Annual Report to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission. Contract No. F-116-R-17, 15 April 2016. https://doi.org/10.21220/V5C89Z

Hilton, E.J., R.J. Latour, B.E. Watkins, A.M. Rhea. 2015. Monitoring Relative Abundance of American shad and River Herring in Virginia's Rivers. 2014 Annual report to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, Contract No. F-116-R-17, 15 April 2015. https://doi.org/10.21220/V5V899

Hilton, E.J., R.J. Latour, B.E. Watkins, A.M. Rhea. 2014. Monitoring Relative Abundance of American shad in Virginia rivers. 2013 Annual report to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, Contract No. F-116-R-16, 15 April 2014. https://doi.org/10.21220/V56K7R

ASMFC 2012. River Herring Benchmark Stock Assessment Vol I-II. Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Stock Assessment report No 12-02. https://www.asmfc.org/fisheries-science/stock-assessments#StockAssessments

Hilton, E.J., R.J. Latour, B.E. Watkins, A.M. Rhea. 2013. Monitoring Relative Abundance of American shad in Virginia rivers. 2012 Annual report to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, Contract No. F-116-R-15, 15 April 2013. https://doi.org/10.21220/V5T890

Hilton, E.J., R.J. Latour, B.E. Watkins, A.M. Rhea. 2012. Monitoring Relative Abundance of American shad in Virginia rivers. 2011 Annual report to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, Contract No. F-116-R-14, 15 April 2012https://doi.org/10.21220/V52S4F

Hilton, E.J., R.J. Latour, B.E. Watkins, A.M. Rhea. 2011. Monitoring Relative Abundance of American shad in Virginia rivers. 2010 Annual report to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, Contract No. F-116-R-13, 15 April 2011. https://doi.org/10.21220/V5G314

Olney, J.E., B.E. Watkins and E.J. Hilton. 2010. Monitoring relative abundance of American shad in Virginia rivers. 2009 Annual report to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, Contract No. F-116-R-12, 15 April 2010. https://doi.org/10.21220/V5B89N

Olney, J.E. and B.E. Watkins. 2009. Monitoring relative abundance of American shad in Virginia rivers. 2008 Annual report to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, Contract No. F-116-R-11, 15 April 2009. https://doi.org/10.21220/V57G8D

Olney, J.E. and B.E. Watkins. 2008. Monitoring relative abundance of American shad in Virginia rivers. 2007 Annual report to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, Contract No. F-116-R-10, 15 April 2008. https://doi.org/10.21220/V53S4R

ASMFC. 2007. American Shad Stock Assessment Report for Peer review. Vols. I-III. Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Stock Assessment Report No. 07-01 Supplement. https://www.asmfc.org/fisheries-science/stock-assessments#StockAssessments

Olney, J.E. 2007. Age determination in American shad. Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Stock Assessment Report No. 07-01 (Supplement), 1: 38-41.4. https://www.asmfc.org/fisheries-science/stock-assessments#StockAssessments

Olney, J.E., K.A. Delano, R.J. Latour, T.P. Gunter, Jr., and L.A. Weaver. 2007. Status of American shad stocks in Virginia. Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Stock Assessment Report No. 07-01 (Supplement) 3: 198-250. https://www.asmfc.org/fisheries-science/stock-assessments#StockAssessments

Olney, J.E. and K.D. Walter. 2007. Monitoring relative abundance of American shad in Virginia rivers. 2006 Annual report to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, Contract No. F-116-R-9, 15 April 2007. https://doi.org/10.21220/V5MS5S

Olney, J.E. and K. Delano. 2006. Monitoring relative abundance of American shad in Virginia's rivers. 2005 Annual report to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, Contract No. F-116-R-8, 15 April 2006. https://doi.org/10.21220/V5003H

Olney, J.E. 2005. Monitoring relative abundance of American shad in Virginia's rivers. 2004 Annual report to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, Contract No. F-116-R-7, 15 April 2005. https://doi.org/10.21220/V5QK61

Olney, J.E. 2004. Monitoring relative abundance of American shad in Virginia's rivers. 2003 Annual report to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, Contract No. F-116-R-6, 15 April 2004. https://doi.org/10.21220/V5RG7P

Olney, J.E. 2003. Monitoring relative abundance of American shad in Virginia's rivers. 2002 Annual report to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, Contract No. F-116-R-5, 15 April 2003. https://doi.org/10.21220/V5KS43

Olney, J.E. and K.L. Maki. 2002. Monitoring relative abundance of American shad in Virginia's rivers. 2001 Annual report to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, Contract No. F-116-R-4, 28 April 2002. https://doi.org/10.21220/V5PK73

Olney, J.E. and J. M. Hoenig. 2001. Monitoring relative abundance of American shad in Virginia's rivers. 2000 Annual report to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, contract No. F-116-R-3, 29 April 2001. https://doi.org/10.21220/V5H035

Olney, J.E. and J.M. Hoenig. 2000. Monitoring relative abundance of American shad in Virginia's rivers. 1999 Annual report to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, Contract No. F-116-R-2, 7 July 2000. https://dx.doi.org/doi:10.21220/m2-j7d3-2b71 

Olney, J.E. and J.M. Hoenig. 2000. Monitoring relative abundance of American shad in Virginia's rivers. 1998 Annual report to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, Contract No. F-116-R-1, 24 January 2000. https://dx.doi.org/doi:10.21220/m2-wy1t-bf93