With the Striper season under way, your Boat Dealer in NJ brings you news about striped bass reduction for the 2015 season. Last week the 73rd annual meeting of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission was held and the Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board approved Addendum IV. This Addendum established new fishing mortality reference points that were recommended by the 2013 benchmark stock assessment. Coastal states will now be required to implement a 25% harvest reduction from 2013 levels. All states will craft regulations prior to the start of the season to meet the reduction. Your boat dealer in NJ is excited about the 2014 season and anxious to see what these new regulations do for the 2015 striper season. Contact Garden State Yacht sales today for all your fishing and boating needs.
ASMFC approves striped bass reduction for 2015
Source: Asbury Park Press
At last week’s 73rd annual meeting of The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, the Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board approved Addendum IV which established new fishing mortality reference points as recommended by the 2013 benchmark stock assessment.
Under the addendum coastal states will be required to implement a 25 percent harvest reduction from 2013 levels, which was labeled Option B in the draft. All states will craft regulations prior to the start of the regulations the 2015 season to meet the reduction.
While each state will be able to develop their own plans to meet the target, a one-fish limit at 28 inches or 32 inches appeared to garner the most favor at three public hearings on the addendum held in New Jersey in September. Nine separate alternatives were listed under Option B in the addendum to achieve the goal and they can be reviewed at www.asmfc.org under Public Input.
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