Maryland State Fish - Rockfish (Striped Bass)


[color photograph of a rockfish]
Photo courtesy of Keith Lockwood

The striped bass or rockfish (Roccus saxatilis 2) was designated the official fish of the State of Maryland in 1965 (Chapter 513, Acts of 1965; Code State Government Article, sec. 13-304). It is considered by many to be the premier sport and commercial species on the Bay. The silver-flanked, irridescent-striped rockfish is a challenge to catch and a delight to eat.

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