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Striped Bass

New York State Fish (Saltwater)

Striped bass; public domain illustration by Timothy Knepp / USFWS Digital Image Library.

Official State Marine or Saltwater Fish of New York

New York designated striped bass (Morone saxatilis) as the official state marine or saltwater fish in 2006 (New York adopted brook trout as the official state fish in 1975). Striped bass are found seasonally in the tidal portion of the Hudson River and coastal waters around Long Island. All State Fish

Striped Bass Facts

Also called bass, linesiders, stripers, and rockfish, striped bass are a prized recreational game fish. Striped bass have a life expectancy of at least 30 years and can grow to over 4 feet. It takes 5 to 8 years for a female to reach sexual maturity, and females tend to grow much larger than the males.