In the late 1970s and early 1980s, striped bass was overfished in the Chesapeake Bay. Pollution there also contributed to a decimated population. However, effective management measures have helped striped bass to return to record abundance. Today, the abundance is considered to be high. Striped bass, found along the U.S. Atlantic coast, are extremely fecund with a long reproductive lifespan so the species tends to be particularly resilient to fishing pressure.