Recovery of the estuary that provides 75 percent of the Atlantic striped bass population is being fought by 21 states, only one of which is in the watershed. In February 2014, Florida joined a lawsuit to stop the Environmental Protection Agency’s belated effort to render Chesapeake Bay clean enough to be taken off the EPA’s […]
We hope you are getting out on the water this summer and enjoying the striper season. We’re hearing mixed reports from anglers and guides: some are finding good fishing, but must work hard to do so. Coast-wide the number of fish of all sizes seems to be declining, including an alarming absence of the large […]
On Tuesday May 13 the Atlantic States Marine Fishery Commission will meet to discuss options to reduce the harvest of striped bass for 2015. Those proposed changes will then be taken to public hearing later in the year. If you go to your state info page on our website you will easily find your three state […]
Stripers Forever has an important article in the Boston Globe that begs for an immediate response from our concerned membership. This is a simple opportunity for you to send a strong and clear message to our legislators, many of whom until now have ignored our pleas to save wild striped bass. This article brings the […]
We are excited to announce the start of an auction for two great guided trips. As a non-profit conservation organization all proceeds go to helping Stripers Forever reach our goal to secure game fish status for wild striped bass on the Atlantic Coast. Please visit our live auction page for complete details and instructions on how to […]
The Bear’s Den in Taunton continues to be a great supporter of striped bass conservation. Their annual show and 25th Anniversary is coming up next Saturday the 22nd. Stripers Forever will have a booth there, so stop by, say hello and pick up a new hat. This show features some of the top names in […]
CAUGHT by Jeff Nichols Review John Scanlon MD “Caught is a nervy, quotable, important exposé, full of lively anecdotes, marginal colorful characters.” – Joan Baum, NPR Dan’s Papers “This is an eye-opening account of the black market striped bass industry, and a vivid portrayal of one man’s fishing addiction that contributed to it. With chapters […]
From our RIVERKEEPER® and Executive Director, Kemp Burdette: On January 17 & 18, 2014, the Sixth Annual Cape Fear River Watch StriperFest will be held to support the restoration of the Cape Fear River fishery. StriperFest is a two day event filled with fun, exciting, and educational activities to raise awareness and celebrate the Cape […]
The letter below was sent by Stripers Forever to Officials in MD and VA in protest of the planned 14% quota increase in Chesapeake Bay that is designed to target the 2011 year class – the only really successful one in the last 10 years. More information is available in the previous two posts. To: […]
Recently, in Fly Fishing In Saltwaters Magazine, striper fly rod expert Lou Tabory expresses his thoughts on the state of the striper, and expresses his fear that it will take another crash like the 1980s to pass the best possible solution, which is game fish designation. A copy of the article is attached. Lou Tabory […]
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Welcome to the official web site for Stripers Forever, an all-volunteer organization dedicated to making the striped bass a gamefish. By eliminating commercial exploitation of the #1 recreational saltwater fishery on the east coast, over 3,000,000 recreational anglers will enjoy the social and financial benefits that will come from an improved striped bass population.
Stripers Forever advocates for the conservation and responsible stewardship of wild striped bass along the Atlantic Coast.
Stripers Forever, a non-profit, internet-based conservation organization, seeks game fish status for wild striped bass on the Atlantic Coast in order to significantly reduce striper mortality, to provide optimum and sustainable public fishing opportunities for anglers from Maine to North Carolina, and to secure the greatest socio-economic value possible from the fishery.