ASMFC Approves Amendment 3

ASMFC Approves Amendment 3 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Menhaden Atlantic Menhaden Board Sets TAC at 216,000 MT for 2018 and 2019 Here is the link to the official press release from the ASMFC: http://www.asmfc.org/uploads/file//5a0c69b4pr57MenhadenAmendment3_Approval.pdf Many of us expected this but had wished for an interim conservation measure to have been adopted […]

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Action Request- Atlantic Menhaden Draft Amendment 3

The Most Important Fish In The Sea Needs Your Help! Menhaden one of the ocean’s most valuable forage fish, are a primary food source for wild striped bass and without them there will be dire consequences for their entire ecosystem. Because of past over-harvesting, species like striped bass that normally feed on menhaden have displayed […]

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Immediate Action Request- EEZ Legislation Proposed

Last Year Representative Lee Zeldin of NY tried to pass federal legislation that took waters off Montauk Point NY out of the EEZ managed by NOAA and gave control instead to the State of NY.  He wanted to do this because commercial fishermen are not allowed to take striped bass from federal waters.  Luckily better thinking prevailed […]

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THE POTENTIAL DEREGULATION OF COOPERATIVE FISHERIES MANAGEMENT

HISTORY: When the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) was created, it had limited enforcement authority. This meant that every State had the independent option to ignore or comply with the decisions of the governing body. Due to this regulatory ineffectiveness, in the early 1990’s the States worked cooperatively with Congress and passed the Atlantic […]

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North Carolina Striped Bass Prosecutions

Stripers Forever Asked to be Involved in a Federal Court Case Sentencing of Guilty Poachers in North Carolina Stripers Forever and its members have been asked to provide information to the NC federal judge who will be sentencing a ring of commercial fishermen who conspired to commercially catch and then divide between themselves striped bass […]

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ASMFC Addendum V to Amendment 6 Voted Down 10-5

On Tuesday May 9, 2017, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission debated on whether or not an increase in Striped Bass harvest of about 10% should be allowed for next year. The motion to take the increase out to public hearings failed 10 votes to 5. Hooray! NJ, DE, MD, VA, and the Potomac River Fisheries […]

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