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Synonyms for Sciaenidae

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A study conducted during the summers of 2006 and 2007 found that nearly a quarter of female Atlantic croaker fish caught in the Gulf's dead zone had developed deformed, testes-like organs instead of ovaries.
At about the same time, hundreds of miles north on the Maryland coast of Chesapeake Bay, tens of thousands of dead spot and croaker fish also washed up.
PHOTO (1) At a Heal the Bay conference, Guang Yu Wang holds white croaker fish that may be contaminated if caught locally.
Thus, even though the expected effects from the gear regulation are positive, they seem not to be sufficient by themselves to revert the current fragile situation of this fishing fleet and the whitemouth croaker fish stock supporting them.