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 […]
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 […]
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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.