ASMFC 2024 Spring Meeting (Wednesday May 1, 2024 1:15-2:45pm EST)


Tomorrow, Wednesday May 1, 2024 from 1:15pm to 2:45pm EST the ASMFC Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board will meet to discuss a variety of items and possibly take action on several. Below is the meeting agenda.

Of particular interest, the revised implementation plans from Pennsylvania, Maryland and Potomac River Fisheries. During the boards last meeting in March, Mike Luisi of Maryland made every imaginable attempt to avoid compliance. In fact, the meeting ended with Mr. Luisi asking for information on how non-compliance would unfold. This certainly felt like a clear indication of Maryland’s intentions, the rest of the board was not in favor and requested revised implementation plans. The board will consider final approval of state implementation plans for Addendum II measures.

We also look forward to the presentation by Michael Armstrong (MA) on the Division of Marine Fisheries release mortality study. An update to the last , and now outdated release mortality study, has been long overdue. Considering how large of an impact the recreational sector has on the stock, a precise estimate of release mortality is very important to future management. Following the presentation the board will discuss and likely form a workgroup (smaller group of board members) to take closer and more prolonged look at release mortality. We hope that a conservation minded group of board members is formed to do so.

As always, we will be in attendance and will provide a meeting summary as quickly as possible. If you would like to attend please use the webinar link below.

To register for the live webinar please click here: ASMFC 2024 Spring Meeting – Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board

You can also attend via phone: Webinar ID: 385-329-571 Phone: 415.655.0060 Access Code: 439-781-011


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