Edward G. Mocoy

Preliminary Experiments in the Artificial Propagation of Striped Bass, Roccus Saxatilis

Adult striped bass purchased from commercial fishermen on Albemarle Sound, N. C. were transported to the Fayetteville and Weldon Hatcheries, injected with hormones,and spawned. In addition to ripe fish brought into the Weldon Hatchery by fishermen, sexually mature striped bass were obtained from the Roanoke River by electro-fishing gear. These fish, like those from Albemarle Sound, were injected with hormones, held in glass-front plywood aquaria (32" x 24" x 16"), and spawned. Excellent hatches were obtained from these eggs. Laboratory experiments, confirmed by actual practice,...