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StripResults of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources 2017 young-of-year striped bass survey in the Chesapeake Bay shows the fish is reproducing in strong numbers. The annual survey’s index is 13.2, above the 64-year average of 11.7.
Striped Bass spawn in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries each spring. The survey is conducted annually to track the reproductive success of this important species and help predict future abundance. The index represents the average number of young-of-year striped bass – those less than 1 year old – captured in 132 samples.
During this year’s survey, department biologists collected more than 33,000 fish of 62 species, including 1,741 young-of-year striped bass. The most productive area surveyed for rockfish was the upper Chesapeake Bay, their largest spawning area.
Results of this year’s survey also showed high white perch reproduction in the upper bay and Nanticoke River. Additionally, the survey found American shad reproduction was above average, primarily due to its success in the Potomac River.
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Captain Brandon Moore-Born and raised on Kent island with a love of the outdoors. He spent over two decades with Langenfelder Marine, a dredging contractor and aggregate producer. Specializing in oyster recovery operations, and the development of oyster and fishing reefs in the Chesapeake Bay, Delaware Bay and surrounding tributaries. Brandon holds a US Coast Guard 100 Ton master license