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The San Francisco Bay/Delta Striped Bass Fishery: Anatomy of a Decline

  • Author(s): Callahan, Joseph
  • Fisher, Anthony C.
  • Templeton, Scott
  • et al.
Abstract

The striped bass population in the San Francisco Bay/Delta estuary has been declining over the past two decades. Though the decline has been studied intensively, the causes are not completely understood. In this report we provide a review of theories about the decline, empirical evidence, and relevant experimental results. We also suggest what sort of research might help us better understand the fishery population dynamics, especially as they are affected by changes in the Bay/Delta hydrological regime.

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