Mycobacteriosis in Striped Bass
Outbreaks of mycobacteriosis have been documented in Chesapeake Bay striped bass since 1997. While the disease is prevalent in the Bay it does not appear to have affected the migrating coastal population as much.
Diseased striped bass often have unsightly skin ulcers. There is often scale loss around the ulcers and the fish may be very "skinny" or appear to be in generally poor condition.
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