Virginia cancels striped bass fishing season amid concerns over population decline

The fishing season for large rockfish in tributaries of the Potomac River, along the Atlantic coastline and parts of the Chesapeake Bay is canceled in Virginia this year out of concern for the fish’s dwindling population.

The Virginia Marine Re­sources Commission on Tuesday voted 7-0 on an emergency proposal to cancel the recreational season of catching trophy-size rockfish. Rockfish, also called striped bass, have been below sustainable levels for six years and have been overfished since 2010, according to experts at the commission.

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