CBF Statement on Striped Bass Stock Assessment

(ARLINGTON, VA)—Today the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) discussed initial findings from its striped bass stock assessment, which shows declining numbers—especially in the number of large spawning fish. Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Senior Regional Ecosystem Scientist Chris Moore issued the following statement.

“Initial stock assessment results discussed by ASMFC’s Striped Bass Management Board confirm reports from many anglers that striped bass numbers are down significantly. Striped bass are an iconic Chesapeake Bay fishery, and reversing this decline is vital to protecting this cherished species. Action by the Management Board today to begin considering management options to address this decline is a step in the right direction.

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