Fishing season for large rockfish â€” also known as striped bass â€” has been canceled in Virginia this year due to concern for the fishâ€™s declining population. Striped bass have been overfished since 2010, according to experts at the Virginia Marine Resources Commission.
So, how can rockfish make a comeback? And what are neighboring Maryland and D.C. doing to prevent overfishing?
Weâ€™ll discuss the effectiveness of a ban on recreational catching and ask what else might be behind decreasing fish populations.
Produced by Julie Depenbrock