VIRGINIA WILDLIFE

‘A starting point:’ Virginia takes steps to protect striped bass numbers in Chesapeake Bay

BY: - April 28, 2019

With stock assessments showing declines for the Atlantic’s prized striped bass population, Virginia last week closed its spring recreational season for trophy-sized fish ahead of possible action by the regional council that oversees fisheries along the coast. The emergency closure, which received unanimous support from the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, was hailed by Commissioner Steven […]