PLEASE NOTE: Because Stripers Forever was unable to set up and run our Annual Fundraising Auction this year, we are asking our members to please consider making as generous a donation as possible to Stripers Forever by using the “DONATE NOW” link below. Thank you ever so much!

Our Mission is to effect positive change and we are seeing some encouraging results. However, if Stripers Forever is to continue being heard, having an impact, and reaching our goals, we need your help. Please send us a donation to help defray our increasing expenses. Our overhead continues to grow even though we are all volunteers and have no paid staff. We fund lobbying efforts, have costs associated with our education efforts, research projects, and administering our social networking and media presence. Your donation is also a way of letting our working volunteers know that you have their back.

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Stripers Forever is a not for profit corporation in the State of Maine. We do not have 501(c)3 status and gifts to SF may not be tax deductible. Donations may be made via the DONATE NOW button above or sent via check made out to “Stripers Forever” and mailed to 209 Winn Road Falmouth, ME 04105.

MISSION STATEMENT: Stripers Forever, a non-profit 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.

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

VISION AND GOALS: 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.

MANAGEMENT GOALS: 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.


Stripers Forever | 209 Winn Road Falmouth, ME 04105

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