Striped Bass Need Us Now More Than Ever By Tony Friedrich Many striped bass anglers up and down the coast are very concerned about the status of the stock. Last week, a stock assessment workshop (SAW) held a public webinar, where a Stock Assessment Review Committee (SARC) was provided an opportunity to review the science
It’s time to fight By Tony Friedrich On October 4, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) posted an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) regarding fishing for striped bass in the EEZ around Block Island. This move kicks off a process that could have devastating consequences for the future of the striped bass resource.
The Stage is Set for a Showdown in February By Tony Friedrich As you are probably aware, striped bass management is getting hit from all sides. The newest stock assessment will be ready in February 2019. In the meantime, some states are thinking it might be a good idea to lower the biological reference
Striped bass were a hot topic at the most recent ASMFC meeting. First, Maryland proposed a one-inch reduction in size by mandating circle hooks for the Chesapeake Bay. Circle hooks will make an impact. Frankly, circle hooks should be mandatory anyway. But, these days you take conservation in any form available. A minimal reduction in