Gary R. Shepherd

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Black sea bass (Centropristis striata) migrations are believed to play a role in overwinter survival and connectivity between juvenile and adult populations. This study investigated oceanographic drivers of winter habitat choice and regional differences between populations of juvenile and adult black sea bass. Trends in cohort strength, as a result of(More)
This information is distributed solely for the purpose of pre-dissemination peer review. It has not been formally disseminated by NOAA. It does not represent any final agency determination or policy Draft Working Paper for peer review only. Abstract Black sea bass in the Mid_Atlantic Bight, are exploited by recreational and commercial fisheries. To evaluate(More)
Overview On December 16, staff delivered a list of seven tasks from the Striped Bass Management Board (Board) to the Technical Committee (TC). The Board developed the task list following its October meeting and in anticipation of resuming discussion of an addendum to Amendment 6 at its next meeting on February 2, 2009. The list was later prioritized to(More)
The objective of the SARC was to provide a thorough technical review of presented analyses for harbor porpoise, black sea bass, summer flounder, Atlantic herring, haddock, Georges Bank cod, Atlantic sea scallops, and winter flounder. In the Consensus Summary of Assessments, the SARC discusses major sources of uncertainties in each assessment and how(More)
Figure 1. Striped bass juvenile abundance indices. a. Young of year (YOY) indices for the Chesapeake stock, Maryland and Virginia surveys, 1981 to 2000. b. Young of year (YOY) indices for the Hudson (NY) and Delaware Bay (NJ) stocks, 1981 to 2000. Figure 2. Striped bass fishery-independent indices of adult abundance. a. Maryland spawning stock index of(More)