Delaware Bay Oyster Stock Assessment

Each year since 1953, the Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory has conducted a dredge survey of the natural oyster (seed) beds on the New Jersey side of the Delaware Bay. Since 1998, the survey results have provided a quantitative estimate of the abundance of oysters on these beds. To review the results and make recommendations to the Delaware Bay (NJ) Shellfish Council, a stock assessment workshop (SAW) is convened early each year. It consists of four fisheries experts from outside HSRL, two members of the Delaware Bay Shellfisheries Council, and two members of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. SAW reports are available for downloading below.

•SAW Report for 2017 (2016 survey results)

•SAW Report for 2016 (2015 survey results)

•SAW Report for 2015 (2014 survey results)

•SAW Report for 2014 (2013 survey results)

•SAW Report for 2013 (2012 survey results)

•SAW Report for 2012 (2011 survey results)

•SAW Report for 2011 (2010 survey results)

•SAW Report for 2010 (2009 survey results)

•SAW Report for 2009 (2008 survey results)

SAW Report for 2008 (2007 survey results)

SAW Report for 2007 (2006 survey results)

SAW Report for 2006 (2005 survey results)

SAW Report for 2005 (2004 survey results)

SAW Report for 2004 (2003 survey results)

SAW Report for 2003 (2002 survey results)

SAW Report for 2002 (2001 survey results)

SAW Report for 2001 (2000 survey results)

SAW Report for 2000 (1999 survey results)

Report of 1998 Survey Results

Report of 1997 Survey Results

Report of 1996 Survey Results

Report of 1995 Survey Results

Report of 1994 Survey Results

Report of 1993 Survey Results

Report of 1992 Survey Results

Report of 1991 Survey Results

 



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