James M. Barkuloo

A Preliminary Report on the Abundance and Biology of Stocked Striped Bass in the Choctawhatchee River System, Florida

Striped bass were stocked in the Choctawhatchee River System from 1968-1975. Abundance restllts are reported for seines, trawls, and gill nets. Striped bass accounted for 1.75% and 1.44% of the number and weight, respectively, of all fishes caught in 36 months of gill netting. The mean catch of striped bass in trawls was .070 fish per tow and in seines .094 fish per haul. Condition, growth rates, and stomach contents were similar to those reported in other studies.

Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus (Scuba) As An Aid In Fisheries Work

The development of self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA) in recent years has opened an entirely new world to those who are physically able to enjoy it. SCUBA is now used extensively in marine biology and is beginning to find its place in fresh water fisheries research and management. More aquatic biologists would probably utilize SCUBA if they were more familiar with its possibilities and its limitations. It is the purpose of this paper to present information which will assist fisheries administrators and biologists in determining whether or not diving techniques could...

Distribution and Abundance of Striped Bass (Roccus Saxatilis, Walbaum) on the Florida Gulf Coast

Striped bass, Roccus saxatilis, (Walbaum), occurs in all major river systems along the Florida Gulf Coast from the Suwannee River west to the Perdido. The only striped bass population in West Florida known to spawn successfully was in the Apalachicola River Drainage. The population level for the other rivers was too low to maintain a sport fishery. The Apalachicola River stock of striped bass is discussed in detail.