The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) held its regular summer meeting on August 3-6, when it addressed a number of issues that will impact anglers in New England and the Mid-Atlantic. Big decision on Atlantic menhaden The biggest news to come out of the meeting was the Atlantic Menhaden Management Board’s (Menhaden Board) decision to
We recently sent out an update to our email subscribers. Here is what we shared with them. It has been a busy quarter for fisheries management with Atlantic striped bass headlining the action. We can expect a lively joint ASMFC/MAFMC meeting in December and an active new year. ATLANTIC STATES MARINE FISHERIES COMMISSIONThe Atlantic States
Kudos to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, now it is time for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to act.
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’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!
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