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Atlantic striped bass are a kind of perciform fish that belong to the species Morone saxatilis. [16 USCS § 5152]. These fish ordinarily migrate seaward of the coastal waters. Atlantic striped bass have historic importance and economic benefit to the Atlantic coastal states and the nation. The Atlantic Striped Bass Conservation Act was enacted in 1984 for the conservation of Atlantic Striped Bass.
Certain stocks of Atlantic striped bass are severely reduced in number due to increased fishing pressure, pollution, loss and alteration of habitat and inadequate fishery conservation practices. The Atlantic Striped Bass Conservation Act establishes a consistent management scheme for the conservation and management of striped bass.