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Striped Bass

In Peril

In yet another blow to striped bass (aka “rockfish” or “stripers”), the latest survey results (2023) show that for the fifth consecutive year, young-of-year striped bass numbers remain far below averagein Maryland and low in Virginia as well. Low numbers of young fish now mean in the future there will be fewer of the large fish prized by anglers and important for reproduction of the species.