Striped bass fish

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Reduced to end overfishing. Managers are exploring alternative coast-wide measures to address overfishing. There is a moratorium in federal waters. Biennial report to Congress on the progress and findings of studies of striped bass populations. Atlantic Striped Bass Morone saxatilis. Bass, Rockfish, Striper, Linesider.

Striped bass

Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis)

The Striped Bass Morone saxatilis is also known as Atlantic Striped Bass, Striper, Linesider, or Rockfish and a popular game fish for both recreational and commercial fishers. As the name suggests, it has seven to eight stripes running down the sides of its body; and its color can vary from light green and olive to brown and black. It also has a shimmering white belly and has plump bodies that can grow as heavy as 70 pounds and as long as 5 feet, making it easily distinguishable from other species. It can naturally be found along the Atlantic coast from as far north as Canada to down south in the Gulf of Mexico.

Striper Fish Facts and FAQ

Alternate common names: Striper, Rockfish. Color: Dark green olive to dark blue on the top, with silvery grey sides and white belly. Seven to eight dark horizontal stripes. Size: Averages 20 to 30 inches long, weighing approximately 5 pounds.
The striped bass Morone saxatilis , also called the Atlantic striped bass , striper , linesider , rock or rockfish , is an anadromous perciform fish of the family Moronidae found primarily along the Atlantic coast of North America. It has also been widely introduced into inland recreational fisheries across the United States. Striped bass found in the Gulf of Mexico are a separate strain referred to as Gulf Coast striped bass. The history of the striped bass fishery in North America dates back to the Colonial period. Many written accounts by some of the first European settlers describe the immense abundance of striped bass, along with alewives , traveling and spawning up most rivers in the coastal Northeast.