The Bear’s Den in Taunton continues to be a great supporter of striped bass conservation. Their annual expo is coming up next Saturday the 21st 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. Chris Owens of Geobass […]
“Conservation” Equivalency or “Exploitation” Equivalency? ASMFC Striped Bass Management Board Meeting on 2-5-15 By Ken Hastings, ASMFC Policy Coordinator of Maryland Since the decision has been made by the Board to cut the coast-wide catch of striped bass (SB) by 25%, the member jurisdictions got a chance to propose the details of how they were each […]
In 2014 we received 830 responses to our annual survey. 752, or 84% of the respondents, have fished for stripers for more than 10 years. This is a very experienced sample of the angling population, many of them fished for stripers throughout the good years of the 1990s and early 2000s then the subsequent decline. […]
On October 29, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) approved new striped bass regulations which lower both commercial and recreational fishing mortality to conform to new lower reference points recommended by the ASMFC Technical Committee and adopted at this meeting. The ASMFC Management Board also clarified that uncaught commercial quotas cannot be transferred to […]
MD has just released the 2014 young of the year figures for striped bass. The graph below shows the arithmetic mean numbers: The 2014 number is 11.02. This is sure to be a great number for the spin doctors. Looking at it positively this may be the best of the last three years, but in […]
STRIPERS FOREVER COMMENTS TO DRAFT ADDENDUM IV TO AMENDMENT 6 TO THE ATLANTIC STRIPED BASS INTERSTATE MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR PUBLIC COMMENT Stripers Forever is a not for profit organization that advocates for the conservation and responsible stewardship of striped bass. Stripers Forever (SF) believes that the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) has given too much consideration to […]
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is in the process of overhauling it recreational fishing policies. Stripers Forever sees this as an opportunity to create a new national policy that will guide and improve local fishery management decisions that have not been good for the needs or rights of recreational salt water fishermen. Here are […]
The most important game fish in local waters is in deep trouble. The writer, a renowned fisherman and longtime conservation columnist for Salt Water Sportsman, thinks he knows why. BY RIP CUNNINGHAM EXCERPT: “Scuttlebutt and bad news have the tendency to travel faster than good news or the real facts. That’s human nature and nowhere is […]
Atlantic Coastal States Schedule Public Hearings on Striped Bass Draft Addendum IV Arlington, VA – The Atlantic coastal states and jurisdictions have scheduled their hearings to gather public comment on Draft Addendum IV to Amendment 6 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Striped Bass. The dates, times, and locations of the scheduled hearings […]
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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.