12 August 2014

• ASMFC Considering Reduction in Striper Harvest

“Officials were originally considering a 31 percent reduction in striped bass harvest to account for a stock assessment with numbers through 2012 that show the female spawning stock and biomass stock are just near the threshold level of being overfished…

”…the 31 percent reduction has been changed to 25 percent…

”… now that the 25 percent reduction has been established, the current question before the board is whether states take that reduction in one year or phase it in through three years….”

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NOTE: In other words, the board is weaseling in favor of commercial striped bass fishing.

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