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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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The striped bass, Morone saxatilis, was designated in 1977 as a priority species for the development of a management plan by the Northeast Marine Fisheries Board of the State-Federal Fisheries Management Program. A meeting was held in September 1977 in Baltimore to scope out the general plan of work. Subsequently the Board appointed a striped bass sub-board composed of state representatives from Maine through North Carolina to develop a management plan. The sub-board designated a Scientific and Statistics (S&S) Committee composed of scientists from each of the member states.