Mission Statement

© 2013 Jim Levinson Photo.

© 2013 Jim Levinson Photo.

What We Believe

Stripers Forever advocates for the conservation and responsible stewardship of wild striped bass along the Atlantic Coast.

Vision and Goals

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.

Under this conservative management approach, the commercial harvest and sale of wild striped bass would be strictly prohibited everywhere on the Atlantic coast. To further reduce striper mortality, the coastal recreational harvest would be carefully regulated to protect the population of large breeder fish and to promote and enforce the use of angling gear and techniques that do not unnecessarily damage stripers that are caught and then released.

 

©2013 Jim Levinson Photo.

© 2013 Jim Levinson Photo.

 

The allowable catch of wild striped bass should always be subordinated to conservation measures necessary to maintain a healthy population. To achieve these conservation and policy goals, Stripers Forever will pursue the following specific management goals:

  • The adoption of statutes or regulations that will end the commercial taking of striped bass everywhere on the Eastern Seaboard.
  • Improve natural age and size distribution to reflect an un-fished striper population as closely as possible.
  • Further define and overcome the impact of mycobacteriosis on stripers and humans as part of the fisheries management process.
  • End the over-harvesting of striped bass forage species and protect the essential ecosystem for striper survival.
  • Reduce the by-catch mortality of striped bass occurring in commercial fisheries directed at other species.

CONTACT INFO

Stripers Forever
PO Box 2781
South Portland, ME 04116-2781
stripers@stripersforever.org

ABOUT US

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.

MISSION STATEMENT

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.

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