TAKE ACTION: Striped Bass Action Alert

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)

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2 thoughts on “TAKE ACTION: Striped Bass Action Alert

  1. Make striped bass fishing more strict,add more Dec officers to catch people taken under size fish. When I was a kid the legal size was 36″ as far back as I could remember,and we hardly saw bass back in the late 70s and early 80s. Now, bass have become more plentiful,do not let it get like that again. Please make the correct decision to protect bass. I always catch and release. Seen alot of guys catching under size fish,and keeping more than they can eat. Protect all species of fish, before it’s all gone!!

  2. More enforcement is needed of the one fish a day limit and obeying the size limit. In the Hudson during the spawning run there is a few certain groups that keep all they catch. I see by fb,it is also prevalent in other areas.

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