Part of our Free WaterWatch Lecture Series.
Gary Nelson, MA Division of Marine Fisheries; Department of Environmental Conservation at UMASS Amherst
For fishing enthusiasts, the spring migration of striped bass is a welcome sign that winter might be in the rear view mirror. A prized catch in annual derbies and tournaments, the striped bass’ history and economic importance in Massachusetts dates back to 1620. Hear about this history, the current status and trends in striped bass stocks, in addition to the conservation measures being taken to protect them for future generations.