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Juvenile striped bass maintain average abundance in Virginia waters in 2017

Preliminary results from an ongoing long-term survey conducted by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science suggest an average year class of young-of-year striped bass was produced in Virginia tributaries of Chesapeake Bay in 2017. The 2017 year class represents the group of fish hatched this spring that will grow to fishable sizes in 3 to 4 years. The program, formally known as the Juvenile Striped Bass Seine Survey, recorded a mean value of 8.98 fish per seine haul in the Virginia portion of Chesapeake Bay, which is similar to the historic average of 7.77 fish per seine haul. click here to read the story 08:16

Bay’s 2015 rockfish spawn “robust” in Maryland, average in Virginia

After three sub-par years, the number of juvenile striped bass in Maryland waters of the Chesapeake Bay this summer climbed to the 8th highest level in more than six decades, according to Maryland natural resources officials. Virginia biologists, meanwhile, reported finding an average abundance of juvenile striped bass in their portion of the bay. Maryland biologists surveying the Choptank, Potomac and Nanticoke rivers and the upper bay tallied an average of,,, Read the rest here 11:54