Striped Bass Trips Falling Like A Rock

Striped Bass

In 2015, Maryland recreational anglers took 2.87 million trips with striped bass being the primary target. Compare that to 1.499 million trips in 2019, a 48% reduction! New Jersey is experiencing the same trend.  Care to guess which two states are doing their best not to adopt more restrictive striped bass regulations that are badly needed for a reduction in fishing mortality?

Managing for abundance seems to be a scary concept for some people but the data clearly shows that the more stripers that are out there, the better it is for business.

LINK (via: American Saltwater Guides Association)

 

 

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