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 http://www.asmfc.org/files/PublicInput/StripedBassDraftAddVI_PublicComment_Aug2019.pdf or on the Commission’s website at http://www.asmfc.org/about-us/public-input. According to ASMFC’s latest press release, “Public comment will be accepted until 5 PM (EST) on
The ASMFC is an interstate compact of the 15 Atlantic coastal states which manage fisheries in state waters (shore to 3 mile line).
The table is set for disaster, right where we live and fish. At a time when our striped bass and other gamefish need food the most, millions of bunker will be ground up and reduced into salmon food.
Leadership like this should be emulated immediately by the other states within the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.
The 15 states of the ASFMC have scheduled hearings on Striped Bass Addendum VI
Here is a post ASMFC meeting round up and what needs to happen next.
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!
New Jersey is conducting a survey about their Striped Bass regulations for 2020. Responses are needed by June 14.
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.
By Capt. John McMurray As is usually the case, we report on all management meetings relevant to the conservation-minded fishing community. While there were many issues addressed at this meeting, striped bass was of course at the forefront, with menhaden a close second. Before getting to those two issues, it’s important to note changes in
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