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John Griffin
Steps must be taken to protect striped bass
Steps must be taken to protect striped bass

It shouldn't come as a surprise, I suppose, that the striped bass season began Saturday with uneasy folks focused on the intensity and direction of the wind. Concerns about our own health and well-being on the water aren't much different than the worries a lot of people have about the health and well-being of the fish themselves. Two decades removed from the end of the moratorium that helped bring striped bass back from the brink of extinction, there's a growing feeling that the winds have shifted and we're seeing the makings of another crash. Everyone has their own pet warning sign of the impending gale: Dirty water, dead zones, sickness, diminishing food supply,...