Fisheries Science and the Striped Bass. A Classroom Lesson from the Mathematics & Science Center. Striped Bass: A Success Story!. Why? Because of …. Fisheries Science … and then… proper fish management!. Fisheries Science Involves:. Biology/Life Cycle Genetics Ecology
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Fisheries Science …
proper fish management!
Not many “residents” – most are visitors!
267 species in the bay
Only 32 species are year-round!
Lives in Salt water, spawns in Fresh
How many fish do we have…
...and how many can we catch…
…without harming the fish stock?
A special type of study of the carrying capacity of an area for a fish population that is “harvested” or managed
Female Striped Bass…
…is able to reproduce…
… at 4 years old!
DNA Patterns of Chesapeake Bay Sportfish
} Spanish mackerel
} Spotted sea trout
} Northern kingfish
} Atlantic croaker
} Black sea bass
What age fish to catch…
How many we can catch and when…
and still not hurt the fish stock!