Virginia Survey Results For Striped Bass Is Encouraging | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Virginia Survey Results For Striped Bass Is Encouraging

The initial results of a monitoring program of striped bass hatched this spring in tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay are in. The results suggest the Bay's most coveted game fish is rebounding from one of the worst juvenile survey results on record.

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science says although the 2013 survey was just average, it tops the 2012 results. The institute says improved results this year can offset less productive years.

The Bay's striped bass population has recovered from historic lows in the late 1970s and early 1980s, primarily because of fishing bans that were enacted by Virginia, Maryland and Delaware in the late 1980s. Stripers, or rockfish as they are more commonly known around the bay, are now considered recovered.

NPR

'Little House,' Big Demand: Never Underestimate Laura Ingalls Wilder

Wilder's memoir reveals that she witnessed more violence than you'd ever know from her children's books. The South Dakota State Historical Society can barely keep up with demand for the autobiography.
NPR

Coffee Horror: Parody Pokes At Environmental Absurdity Of K-Cups

The market for single-serving coffee pods is dominated by Keurig's K-Cups. But they aren't recyclable, and critics say that's making a monster of an environmental mess. Meet the K-Cup Godzilla.
NPR

The Next Air Force One Will Be A Boeing 747-8

The Air Force says the decision came down to the American-made 747-8 or the Airbus A380, which is manufactured in France. But even with that pick, the 747 program might not last much longer.
NPR

Charles Townes, Laser Inventor, Black Hole Discoverer, Dies At 99

Physicist Charles Townes died Tuesday. He was a key inventor of the laser and won the Nobel Prize for his discovery in 1964. But his career didn't end there.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.