Shark overfishing leading to stingray population boom?
October 17, 2007 9:32 AM   Subscribe

What dying bay/estuary system am I thinking of?

A few months ago I read a story about a bay on the East coast where the scallop and seafood industry was hurting bad because of an overpopulation of stingrays, due to the overfishing of sharks, stingrays' main predators. What bay is it?
posted by wsg to Science & Nature (2 answers total)
Best answer: North Carolina

Study Finds Shark Overfishing May Lower Scallop Population - NY Times
Overfishing great sharks wiped out North Carolina bay scallop fishery - UNC News
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posted by junesix at 9:37 AM on October 17, 2007

Response by poster: That's gotta be it, junesix. Thanks!
posted by wsg at 9:42 AM on October 17, 2007

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