Striped Bass in Chesapeake Bay Reaches New Low

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According to the Associated Press, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources released a report stating that the number of striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay has reached a record low. State officials said the decline mostly likely stems from unfavorable weather during spawning season. The agency said that while the fish are not being overfished, there are concerns that the reduced population may adversely affect Maryland and Virginia’s recreational and commercial fishing industries.

Read the article: http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2012/oct/17/chesapeake-striped-bass-reproduction-level-record-ar-2289969/

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