Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission

The ASMFC is an interstate compact of the 15 Atlantic coastal states which manage fisheries in state waters (shore to 3 mile line).

Bluefish are overfished, and scup and black seabass face more cuts A lot to process coming off this meeting.  And just about all of it has to do with the new MRIP data recalibration.  MRIP – Marine Recreational Information Program – is the recreational fishing data-gathering program that employs in-person, telephone and mail surveys to

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As we noted last month, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission took action on Atlantic striped bass and approved Draft Addendum VI for public comment.  Draft Addendum VI is available at or on the Commission’s website at According to ASMFC’s latest press release, “Public comment will be accepted until 5 PM (EST) on

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The ASMFC’s Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board meets on August 08, 2019.

The striped bass stock is overfished, and overfishing is occurring. That means striped bass are in trouble action needs to be taken NOW!

By Capt. John McMurray After a canceled meeting in February due to the federal government shutdown, on March 6th and 7th the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council met jointly with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, to review the 2019 Summer Flounder Benchmark Stock Assessment, and to subsequently complete specifications and decide on recreational management measures. 

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