Striped Bass

What is the status of striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay?

After steep declines in the 1970s and 1980s, the current status of striped bass in the Bay represents a management success story. But uncertainties about the health of the Bay's striped bass mean continuing research and restoration are still critically important.

What role do striped bass play in the Chesapeake Bay food web?

Striped bass are one of the top predators in the Chesapeake Bay, helping to keep the food web in balance. Changes in the number of striped bass in the Bay could have cascading effects throughout the rest of the food web.

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