Striper Wars : An American Fish Story (Paperback)

Author: Russell, Dick

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When populations of striped bass began plummeting in the early 1980s, author and fisherman Russell was there to lead an Atlantic coast conservation campaign that resulted in one of the most remarkable wildlife comebacks in the history of fisheries. This is his inspiring account of the people and events responsible for the successful preservation of one of America's favorite fish and of what has happened since.


Publisher Island Press
Mfg Part# 9781597260909
SKU 202284525
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1597260908
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 1T
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Editors Note When commercial overfishing sent striped basspopulations into free fall in the 1980s, Dick Russellemerged as a key spokesman in a long-shot crusadeby dedicated fishermen to save them. Striper Wars isRussell's vibrant account of their thrilling, yet tenuousvictory, complete with heroes and villains. In oneof nature's great comebacks, groundbreaking moratoriumsallowed the striper population to reboundmore than tenfold. Yet today, the striper faces newthreats, including a deadly bacterial disease. Whileperils persist, Dick Russell's inspiring account offers fundamental lessonsabout the power of civic action and the necessity of a holisticapproach to conservation.
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