Stakeholders Tell ASMFC To Rebuild Striped Bass

Striped Bass

Throughout the month of March, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) held webinars/hearings, seeking stakeholder comments on future striped bass management measures. The comments were focused on issues raised in the Public Information Document For Amendment 7 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan For Atlantic Striped Bass (PID) which, as its name suggests, was seeking input that could be used to shape a new amendment to the ASMFC’s striped bass management plan.

Just about every hearing saw recreational fishermen turn out in good numbers, and everywhere but New Jersey, where sentiment was split, those fishermen came out strongly in favor of more rigorous striped bass conservation measures.

LINK (via: One Angler’s Voyage)

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