Figure 7-21 Trends in catch efficiency (mean ± 95% confidence interval) for striped bass in the Delaware estuary. Source: Weisberg et al., 1996.

tially, particularly during the 1980s (Figure 7-23), although large interannual variability in the Delaware estuary is characteristic of this species sensitivity to water temperature (Frithsen et al., 1991). More detailed reviews of historical trends for the shellfish and fishery resources of the Delaware estuary are given by Price et al. (1988), Patrick (1988), Patrick et al. (1992), and Frithsen et al. (1991).

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