The book provides a first-ever, comprehensive overview of the biology and management of striped bass and hybrid striped bass in the inland waters of the United States.
The book’s 34 chapters are divided into nine major sections: History, Habitat, Growth and Condition, Population and Harvest Evaluation, Stocking Evaluations, Natural Reproduction, Harvest Regulations, Conflicts, and Economics. A concluding chapter discusses challenges and opportunities currently facing these fisheries.
This compendium will serve as a single source reference for those who manage or are interested in inland striped bass or hybrid striped bass fisheries. Fishery managers and students will benefit from this up-to-date overview of priority topics and techniques. Serious anglers will benefit from the extensive information on the biology and behavior of these popular sport fishes.
Page xi in the preface says this:
Paul and I both draw shifting demand curves in our chapters.
The economic value of striped bass (and hybrid striped bass) fisheries is often the bottom line for those justifying expenditures to stock and manage an introduced species with assumed high value to anglers. Whitehead (Chapter 32) provides an analysis of the economics of recreational fisheries for these fish. In some systems, concerns about contaminants can have negative impacts on striped bass or hybrid striped bass fisheries; Jakus (Chapter 33) addresses this issue and outlines an approach for conducting benefit-cost analyses of fish consumption advisories.