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MD DNR releases "2014 Young of the Year" Striper report (Posted by Stripers Forever, October 23, 2014)

Oct 26

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10/26/2014 10:25 AM  RssIcon

Re-post of Stripers Forever, MD DNR 2014 YOY Striper Report
October 23, 2014
http://www.stripersforever.org/

MD DNR 2014 YOY Figures

MD has just released the 2014 young of the year figures for striped bass. The graph below shows the arithmetic mean numbers:

SB YOY 2014 GRAPH AM

The 2014 number is 11.02. This is sure to be a great number for the spin doctors. Looking at it positively this may be the best of the last three years, but in reality this is another very mediocre number and certainly not one that will allow continuing harvesting striped bass at current levels. One of our SF board members once said that a classic sign of a species in trouble is when both the lows and the highs of spawning success are in decline. The average of the last 3 years is now about 5.9 which is only slightly better than the levels experienced during the crash of the late 70s and 80s and just half of the long term average of 11.8 taken from 1957 through 2014.


Click here to read the full report.

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