Using LIDAR & SONAR to count menhaden

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.

Understanding recruitment dynamics

The VIMS Seine Survey has monitored juvenile menhaden abundance since 1980. Survey data show an apparent decline in juvenile menhaden numbers since the 1980s.


VIMS researchers and colleagues show that a water mold is the cause of fish lesions formerly ascribed to a Pfiesteria toxin(s).