Glad you liked the diversity article... that will surely be a hot topic for years to come. I'm hopeful that groups such as the ASMFC will incorporate that type of information into their management plans for stripers.
Re: whirling disease, crossbreeding, hatcheries, etc - I liken it to kids playing with matches. the kids know nothing, or very little, about matches, fire, etc, and most of the time their fun with matches amounts to nothing. But potentially/eventually, things get out of control and the house burns down. To a great extent, whirling disease in North America is the result of such actions, and now to throw lighter fluid on the fire? Frustrating, hmm? Interesting times.