Indicators suggest we could be on the verge of another striped bass collapse
Fishermen concerned about the future of Atlantic striped bass now have more reason to worry: On October 15, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources released the results of its 2021 juvenile abundance survey, which reported a poor striped bass spawn for the third year in a row.
The juvenile abundance index (JAI) for 2021 is 3.2, compared to a long-term average of 11.4. The JAIs for 2019 and 2020 were 3.4 and 2.5, respectively.
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