Public comments still needed for Atlantic Striped Bass

Here is a post ASMFC meeting round up and what needs to happen next

22AUG: Updated with more articles at the end

In early August, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission met and took action on Atlantic striped bass.

“The Commission’s Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board (Board) approved Draft Addendum VI for public comment. The Addendum was initiated in response to the 2018 Benchmark Stock Assessment which indicates the resource is overfished and experiencing overfishing. The Draft Addendum explores a range of management alternatives designed to end overfishing and reduce fishing mortality to the target level in 2020.”

Public comment will be accepted until 5:00 PM (EST) on September 27, 2019 and should be forwarded to Max Appelman, Fishery Management Plan Coordinator, 1050 N. Highland St, Suite A-N, Arlington, VA 22201; 703.842.0741 (FAX) or at (Subject line: Draft Addendum VI). Organizations planning to release an action alert in response to Draft Addendum VI should contact Max Appelman at or 703.842.0740.”

Below is some information and articles, for your reference, related to this action:

Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Summer Meeting August 6-8

One Anglers Voyage
Small signs of hope at ASMFC’s striped bass meeting

American Saltwater Guides Association
At yesterday’s striped bass board meeting, here’s what went down

The Sun Chronicle
Commission approves addendum for public comment on cut in striped bass haul

Bay Journal
Public comments sought on striped bass catch reductions

States Schedule Public Hearings on Atlantic Striped Bass Draft Addendum VI

The Fish Wrap Writer
New striped bass assessment needs our comments


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    Sep 19, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    Striped bass comments needed to ASMFC by October 07. –