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Striped Bass

Virginia State Fish, Saltwater

Striped bass; artwork by Timothy Knepp / USFWS (public domain image on Wikipedia).

Official State Saltwater Fish of Virginia

Virginia designated striped bass as the official state saltwater fish in 2011 (brook trout is the state freshwater fish symbol). New York, New Hampshire, and South Carolina also recognize striped bass as a state symbol. 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.

Code of Virginia: 2011 Session; CHAPTER 671; Act [S 940] to amend § 1-510