Chesapeake Striped Bass Face Growing Challenges From Climate Change

Photo: Steve Straq

Striped bass face growing challenges from habitat loss, low oxygen levels, and climate change as they struggle to recover from a significant decline on the East Coast, fisheries experts said this week at the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team fall meeting.

The availability of suitable habitat for striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay is shrinking, driven primarily by higher Bay water temperatures and low oxygen levels due to climate change.

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