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Florida's Gulf Coast Striped Bass : Video

Biologist Ted Alfermann highlights Florida's Gulf Coast striped bass.

Florida's striped bass fishery is unique in many ways. There is a Gulf and Atlantic strain of striped bass within the state, and since this species can't naturally reproduce in the wild our staff has been stocking hatchery-raised striped bass in Florida waters for many years. The FWC is working with partners in Georgia and Alabama to maintain the existence of the Gulf strain of striped bass in Florida, and our new video highlights the work being done to conserve this important sportfish.