Striped Bass Time Line

Striped Bass Time Line

 

1614

Captain John Smith, wrote in his journal in 1614 "that Striped Bass was a most sweet and wholesome fish as ever I did eat".

1623

Plymouth colonists, with only one boat and net, were able to catch enough Striped Bass to feed themselves throughout the summer.

1634

New England's Prospects written by William Wood in 1634 �The Basse is one of the best fishes in the Countrey, and though men are soone wearied with other fishe, yet are they never with Basse.�  After three and a half centuries striped bass are still counted among the most delectable East coast species.

> 1639

n 1639 a law was passed in Massachusetts making the sale of striped bass for fertilizer illegal.

1660

 A similar reduction has taken place in the abundance of the striped bass or rock fish, a species inferior to none in its excellence and economical value for food . John Jbsselyn, gent., in 1660, says that three thousand bass were taken at one haul of the net in .New England.
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1669

In 1669, revenues from the fishery were used to build the first public schoolhouse in North America. Over fishing, even in colonial times, caused a drastic decline in striped bass, resulting in the need to regulate the fishery. Once it was realized that the ...

1670

In 1670, Plymouth Colony established a free school with income from coastal striped bass fisheries. Thus, one of the first public schools in America was supported by this highly valued ...

1792

 

1825

 Eyewitness documentation of very large striped bass in the Piscataquis River in 1825 has profound significance for our understanding of the natural ecology of the Penobscot River marine-riverine ecosystem. The gentle gradient and lack of any steep falls on the

1850

 Mace Sloper, in Knickerbocker Mag., March, 1850. Striped Bass. (Lnbrax liueatus.) One of the most highly esteemed fishes of the Atlantic coast, called also Streaked Bass and Rock-fish

1869

1879

1879, Striped Bass were introduced to California from the East Coast. History has recorded a 17 pound striper taken in Monterey Bay only four years after the original stocking. Only ten years after the first planting, a 45 pound striper was displayed and sold in the San Francisco Market.

In compliance with the request of the California fish commissioners to bring lobsters, striped bass, eels, and black bass to California.

1879

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1884

Tangipahoa River

1889

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1913

April, 1913, Mr. Edward Ackerley, of Tarrytown, NY, wrote to the Commission that small striped bass are plentiful in the Hudson in the vicinity of Tarrytown, and that spawning grounds of the striped bass exist in that region .

1914

Striped Bass entered Oregon's Coos Bay region circa 1914. Populations continued to spread, both naturally and by planting, until today, you can encounter striped bass from Washington's Columbia River drainage to California's southernmost ...

1919

1929

Fish and game officials began experimenting with Striped Bass in the Salton Sea. In 1929, striped bass were brought in from the San Joaquin River, but none survived.

1935

In 1935, commercial fishing for striped bass was banned. Despite the removal of commercial fishing, the striped bass population seems to have continued its decline.

1940

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1950

Incorporated in 1950, The Massachusetts Striped Bass Association has a rich history and tradition as the oldest salt water fishing club in New England open to the public.

1951

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1956

 

1956

Lake Ouachita in Arkansas receives its first Striped Bass Stocking

1965

The first state to adopt the striped bass, or rockfish, was Maryland, on April 8 , 1965.

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