ROCKFISH, also known as the striped bass, inhabit bays and areas around the coast. In Chesapeake, rockfish play a significant role in the economic viability of the fishing industry. Because of this, the species was named as the official fish in the state of Maryland. More interesting facts about rockfish are given below.


Rockfish Description


  • The length of the growth process between male and female rockfish differs significantly. Male rockfish grow into adulthood in about 2 years while the females reach adulthood at 4 years.


  • The age of these species can be identified by counting their scale rings; some specimens of these species live up to a hundred years old, making them one of the longest-living species of fish known today.

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