Sunday, October 21, 2012

Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Young of the Year Reproduction at Record Low

Via Stripers Forever:

Maryland officials have released information on the 2012 Young of the Year count for striped bass, and it is very bad.

Maryland officials blame the poor results on weather, and they say that there are normal ups and downs in the process. However if you look at the graph that appears in the link, and study the statistics a bit, you will see that spawning success over the last 5 to 10 years is about half of what it was during the 1990s before the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission allowed the commercial catch to return to levels reached prior to the crash of the 70s.

This LINK will take you to the full report on the MD DNR website.


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