Comments: Formerly large commercial catches have declined in many areas along the Atlantic coast; major commercial fishery continues in Albemarle Sound (Hill et al. 1989). Commercial landings along the U.S. east coast were 8-14 million pounds/year from 1960 to 1970, up to 14.7 million pounds in 1973, down to 3.5 million pounds by 1979 (Diamond 1990). Most major South Atlantic coastal rivers support a recreational fishery (Hill et al. 1989). Propagation and management of striped bass in inland waters followed discovery of reproducing land-locked population in Santee-Cooper Reservoir in South Carolina. The wiper, a striped bass-white bass hybrid, is extensively cultured in U.S. Important sport fish in Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California (see Hassler 1988), and in certain areas along Atlantic coast.