23 November 2013

• Striped Bass in Trouble Again…Time to Limit the Catches


“Back in the 1970s, thanks mainly to overharvesting, the striped bass population crashed to the point of near no-return. Thanks to the efforts of fishermen’s groups and the U.S. Congress (gasp!) in the late 1970s, the stocks recovered from a low of just under 5 million to 56 million in 2006.

”The economic impact of the striped bass recreational fishery is believed to be $6.5 billion.

”That’s the good news. The bad news is that we seem to heading back toward those dark days in the 1970s again. And this time, the government agencies have decided to do nothing. The problem is that anglers—both recreational and commercial—are killing too many….”

Read the full article at this link: Forbes.com


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