Dean Clark, Cape Cod, Massachusetts: Two hundred and forty dedicated fishermen descended on Cape Cod to take part in a 100% catch and release striped bass fishing tournament organized by Cheeky Reels. The Cheeky Schoolie Tournament as it bills itself took place the weekend of May 20th and is a wade and fly fishing only […]
The attached analysis, based on published data from l\IOAA, shows that the recreational fishery for wild striped bass (WSB) is one of the most economically valuable in the state, rivaling the MA scallop fishery in its economic impact on the economy of the Commonwealth of MA. In its annual direct spending effects, the MA recreational […]
New York State Representative Lee Zeldin, from Long Island, has introduced a bill (HR-3070) in Congress that would re-draw the boundaries of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) around Block Island, re-allocating vital striped bass sanctuary waters to the control of New York and Rhode Island, both of which allow commercial fishing. Connecticut, a game fish […]
A piece of good news and a substantial step forward in the fight for water quality in the Chesapeake Bay. Once highly polluted, the two most prolific spawning grounds for striped bass, the Hudson River and Chesapeake Bay, seem to be on the road to recovery. The sky is reflected on Parsons Creek after sunrise in […]
Thank you…Thank you…Thank you…to all the generous donors to our recently completed on-line auction and to each of you that participated in the bidding process. This was the most active auction in terms of bids and we had the widest variety and greatest number of items ever. The Auction was a total success and we […]
The Bear’s Den in Taunton continues to be a great supporter of striped bass conservation. Their annual expo is coming up this Saturday the 20th 11am-6PM. 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 fly fishing. Andy Mill headlines the […]
The results of the Stripers Forever 2015 Annual Fishing Survey are finalized and you will find them below. In 2015 we received 657 responses to our annual survey. This represents the second year in a row of participation decline, and we believe that it reflects a decreasing interest in the fishery due to a decline […]
I want to thank everyone that went to the hearing, especially Mike Spinney, Bob Ford and Ted Merchant who boldly testified on behalf of our Game Fish Bills. The Hearing environment was a bit more welcoming than expected yet there remains, I think, a very strong allegiance to those commercial fishermen that the elected officials […]
The New England Center for Investigative Reporting (NECIR) recently ran a story about an important public health issue—consumption of toxins in striped bass. Here’s a link to the article. This article will also run in the Cape Cod Times and the New Bedford Standard-Times. When Stripers Forever learned that Massachusetts is the only state that […]
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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.