The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission meets at 8:30 A.M. on August 8th to discuss the status of striped bass. There are two items on the agenda that require your participation. Furthermore, the fundamental basis for decision making is flawed in this process. The effort to end overfishing and the overfished status is based on data that is two years old and the suggested action is required to have only a 50/50 probability of success. We strongly suggest that ASMFC take a more conservative approach to the critical issue. We have one chance to turn the stock around. Doesn’t it make sense to have a greater than 50/50 probability of success? We recommend a much higher threshold of success in order to ensure the viability of the important species on the Atlantic Coast.
All the steps needed to take action can be found at the link below.
LINK (via: American Saltwater Guides Association)
Meanwhile, we hear crickets from the big tackle industry/boatbuilding industry/anglers’ rights coalition that claimed to be pro-conservation when they joined together to push the “Modern Fish Act”.
LINK (via: One Angler’s Voyage)