20 December 2019

• Time To Give Striped Bass A Break

“Thirty-five years ago this January, a five-year moratorium on the taking of striped bass went into effect in the state of Maryland. Other states, including Massachusetts, soon followed suit with regulations resulting in a near-total shutdown of fishing for the vaunted species across the 11 coastal states where it migrates. There was no scientific consensus on what was causing the disastrous decline of stripers… The only realistic solution was to stop the fishing pressure from commercial and recreational anglers…. And it worked, beyond anyone’s wildest imaginings. A striped bass population estimated to contain about 4.6 million fish in 1982 would reach a historic peak of an astounding 56.7 million fish in 2004…

“Now in a painful déjà vu, another dire crisis is occurring….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: VineyardGazette.com

© 2019 Shoo-Fly Charters, LLC

URL: http://connecticutsaltwaterfishing.com/

No comments:

Post a Comment