How Low Can You Go?

Last May, in a unanimous vote, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board, agreed to initiate a new addendum to the striped bass management plan, which would reduce fishing mortality to its target level in the 2024 season.

It now appears that some states are looking to “kick the can down the road.”

From the ASGA.

With information gathered over the last couple of days, we’ve realized that a new dance from the mid-Atlantic is in the process of being choreographed. The playbook for Maryland, New Jersey, and Delaware at the meeting on August 1st can be summarized in a single statement: “kick the can down the road.” This blog provides a brief breakdown of why a delayed Addendum II process could be a nightmare outcome for striped bass.


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