"Atlantic Weather May Be Key Culprit In Fish Decline"

"The striped bass is in trouble again.

During the 1980s, wildlife managers said these big, full-bodied fish — favorites of anglers along the East Coast — were overfished. So they laid down severe catch limits. The population recovered, and fishing resumed in what is considered one of conservation's great success stories.

But now catches are down again, and some biologists say the problem may not be overfishing this time: It could be the weather."

Christopher Joyce reports for NPR's All Things Considered January 25, 2011.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011