I agree with all the above posts: that it is a separate race of striper; that striper predation is slaughtering the Atlantic salmon. Next issue is whether or not Fisheries should interfer to protect the salmon or just let things develop naturally. With Maratime traditions so entrenched, I doubt that locals are going to stand by and watch their salmon fishing go down. Is there room in the watershed for both species?
If we can stand another variable, does global warming play into this striper development?