Jim White's presentation will point the finger at mycobacteriosis as one culprit behind the decline of East Coast striped bass. Photo courtesy Capt. Jim White.

Charter captain Jim White of White Ghost Charters will present a lecture on the prevalence of mycobacteriosis in striped bass.

White has followed and researched the occurrence of mycobacteriosis—a fatal bacterial fish disease—in East Coast striped bass since 1989. His more than 75 articles on the subject have appeared in such periodicals as The Fisherman, Shallow Water Angler, N.J. Angler, Virginia Sportsman, Sport Fishing, Fly Fishing in Saltwaters, the RISAA Newsletter and many others.

White is also an outdoor writer and photographer, and has a background is in marine science. He wrote his college thesis on “Striped Bass Egg Production”.

“This will be an extremely educational seminar,” said White. “I guarantee it.” White will present an overview of what he has learned over his 22 years of following this disease, and it’s not a pretty picture. He will have slides, facts, charts, science, reports, documents, names, people, agencies, and more to back up all of his conclusions.

The presentation will take place on tomorrow,  December 26, at 7:00 p.m. at the West Valley Inn in Warwick, Rhode Island.

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