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 […]
On Thursday, November 5, the Massachusetts legislature will hold hearings to include two bills that Stripers Forever are sponsoring, including: SB476 (SD225) – An Act relative to the conservation of striped bass, which would restrict participation in the commercial striped bass fishery to those individuals with an historically significant (1,000 lbs average for previous five […]
Fresh, new evidence shows why we need to act on marine conservation A new report on the health of the ocean finds that the marine vertebrate population has declined by 49 percent between 1970 and 2012. WWF’s Living Blue Planet Report tracks 5,829 populations of 1,234 mammal, bird, reptile, and fish species through a marine living planet […]
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council has scheduled a series of scoping hearings to gather public input for a proposed action to protect unmanaged forage species. The proposed action would consider a prohibition on the development of new, or expansion of existing, directed fisheries on unmanaged forage species in the Mid-Atlantic until adequate scientific information is […]
Most of us have the limited perspective of the quality of fishing in our own area, but stripers do range up and down the coast. With all the concerns raised last year about the latest striper population estimates and the effectiveness of the reduced bag limits, Stripers Forever decided to survey some folks we know […]
JOIN US FOR A WINE TASTING An Event to Support STRIPERS FOREVER Sponsored by HIGH HOOK WINE Save the Date for a wine tasting event with Mark Seymour of High Hook Vineyards. Mark will be at the store on June 13th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm with samples of his best selling varieties. Dean Clark […]
WHEN A KEEPER IS NOT A KEEPER Originally Printed in the Cape Cod Times – April 20, 2015 By Dean Clark The much anticipated arrival of striped bass is only a few weeks away however this year fishing for them will be different. Because of the documented downturn in the number of large breeding females in […]
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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.