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AGENDA
Virginia Commercial Fishing Advisory Board
Virginia Marine Resources Commission
Monday, June 26, 2006
4:00 p.m.

Tentative Agenda

I. Introduction, Announcements, Comments.


II. Status of Fund. 


III. Multi-Year Projects for Renewal.


A) Continuation of the Evaluation of Alternative Baits in the Virginia Whelk Fishery (Year 1). Robert Fisher, VIMS. $6,000.


B) Federal Assistance Match (Wallop-Breaux) Funds FY 2007. Jack Travelstead, VMRC. $325,000.


IV. New Projects. 


C) Project Manager for the Re-examination of Feasibility Study on One-year Grow-out of Triploid Crassostrea ariakensis. Frances Porter, Virginia Seafood Council. $26,318.


D) Hampton Roads Clam Project. H. Kator, K. Reece, R. Croonenberghs, R. Wittman, VIMS/VDH. $71,645.


E) Impact of Mycobacteriosis on the Recreational Striped Bass Fishery in Chesapeake Bay. Year II: What is the Fate of the Infected Fish? J. Hoenig, W. Vogelbein, D. Gauthier, VIMS. $44,250. (Note: Total project $88,500 - item tabled by RFAB to see if other funding sources were located).


F) Towards Validation of Juvenile Indices of Abundance for Several Fish Species in Chesapeake Bay. R. Latour, C. Bonzek, M. Fabrizio, VIMS. $30,458. (Note: Total project $60,916 - 50% recreational funding already approved in May).


G) Fisheries Stock Assessment and Mature Female Survival of the Blue Crab. R. Lipcius, J. Hoenig, VIMS. Up to $171,280.


H) Monitoring Mycobacteriosis in Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Morone saxatilis: Tracking the State of the Epizootic. D. Gauthier, W. Vogelbein, K. Reece, VIMS. $59,312


I) Product Development for Cownose Ray. R. Fisher, T. Murray, S. Estes, VIMS/VMPB. $56,563

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