What Can The ASMFC Do About Striped Bass Release Mortality?

Year after year off Cape Cod I’ve witnessed recreational anglers mishandling small bass before returning them to the water.

Managers have only two choices if they want to reduce the number of bass that die after release: Either try to reduce such encounters, or try to change the way bass are caught and handled, in order to increase the odds of survival.

At the June 17 meeting of the ASMFC’s Striped Bass Plan Development Team, scientists a look at a number of options that touched on both approaches.

LINK (via: One Angler’s Voyage)

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