Fish Page



An important part of the CHESPAX SAV Monitoring Project are the in-shore fish surveys conducted by the participating seventh grade students.  A 15 foot seine net is used to sample the fish populations near the canoe landing on the Patuxent River at King's Landing Park.  Students record the different species collected as well as the number of individuals of each species captured.  After identifiction and recording, the fish are released back into the river.

This activity provides opportunities for students to connect the importance of SAV to fish species as well as to provide an on-going study of local fish population trends.  Several years of data have shown the cyclical nature of population levels for different species.



Fish Fall 1997

Fish Spring 1998

Fish Fall 1998

Fish Spring 1999

Fish Fall 1999

Fish Spring 2000

Fish Fall 2000

Fish Spring 2001

Fish Fall 2001

Fish Spring 2002

Fish Fall 2002

Fish Spring 2003

Fish Fall 2003

Fish Spring 2004

Fish Fall 2004

Fish Spring 2005 Fish Fall 2005 Fish Spring 2006

Fish Spring 2007

Fish Fall 2007

Fish Spring 2008

Fish Fall 2008 

Fish Spring 2012
Fish Fall 2014
 Fish Fall 2016 Fish Spring 2017
 Fish Fall 2017    
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