VIMS Chesapeake Bay Multispecies Monitoring and Assessment Program

Latest version published by United States Geological Survey on Oct 3, 2016 United States Geological Survey

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In general, ChesMMAP is fishery-independent monitoring survey that uses a large-mesh bottom trawl to sample late juvenile-to-adult fishes in the mainstem of Chesapeake Bay. This program currently provides data on relative abundance, length, weight, sex ratio, maturity, age, and trophic interactions for several important fish species that inhabit the bay seasonally.

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Occurrence; Observation


Debra Gauthier
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Marine Scientist
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Abigail Benson
  • Metadata Provider
  • User
U.S. Geological Survey

Geographic Coverage

Main stem of Chesapeake Bay (Maryland and Virginia, USA)

Bounding Coordinates South West [36.863, -76.406], North East [38.994, -75.818]

Additional Metadata

marine, harvest by iOBIS