When the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission announced, in 1995, that they had managed to fully restore the once-collapsed striped bass population, that announcement marked one of the most significant fisheries management victories that ever occurred, not only on the East Coast or in the United States, but arguably in the world.
But after that, the ASMFC’s striped bass management program fell into decline and years of inaction has resulted in a striped bass stock that is now both overfished and experiencing overfishing.
On October 30th the Commission has a chance to adopt measures to start reversing years of mismanagement and the failure of certain states to comply with the reduction in striped bass mortality.
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