2004 Cooperative Striped Bass Survey
Abnormalities and Fish Health Description
Fish diseases in the Chesapeake Bay and along the coast affect many species of fish and are dependent on a variety of environmental factors. The following are five common anomalies found in striped bass. Not all anomalies are life threatening. Just as you and I can catch a cold, fish can contract a bacterial infection or a virus. If any fish you catch exhibits one or more of the following anomalies, please indicate it in the appropriate area on your survey form.
Fish Health Hotline: 1-877-224-7229
If you would like to report a fish kill or have information for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources concerning sick fish you have caught or found call the toll free number listed above.