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Friday, March 25, 2011

Great News For Maine Striper fishermen & The Entire Atlantic Coast Striped Bass Fishery!!!

BREAKING NEWS!!!

HOORAY!!! Ladies & Gentlemen...please hoist your beers in the direction of Alexandria, VA in salute of an effort by the ASFMC's Striped Bass Commission that is sure to bode well for the stocks of east coast Stripers...If the initiatives of this important Addendum passes, and they rightfully should, it will not be a quick fix solution to the problem but it is definitely a huge step in the right direction...The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission has released the following info...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 24, 2011
Alexandria, VA – The ASMFC (Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission), Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board has initiated development
of Draft Addendum III with the goals of reducing striped bass fishing mortality (F) up to 40% and further
protecting spawning stock when it is concentrated and vulnerable.
The addendum was initiated in order to
allow managers to promptly respond to the results of the stock assessment update in the fall if necessary.
Provisions of the addendum, if passed, could be implemented prior to the start of the 2012 fishing year.
The Board’s action responds to recent trends in the fishery and resource, including a 66% decline in
estimated recreational catch from 2006 to 2009; a 25% decline in estimated striped bass abundance from
2004 to 2008; and lowered recruitment in recent years. Additionally, states in the northern extent of the
fishery have expressed concern over decreased availability of striped bass as a result of the diminished
water quality in the Chesapeake Bay during the summer months that may also contribute to increased
prevalence of mycobacteriosis in striped bass.
Draft Addendum III will propose a range of fishing management measures including, but not limited to,
adjustments to commercial and recreational minimum size (for jurisdictions outside Chesapeake Bay and
Albemarle Sound/Roanoke River), reductions in annual coastal commercial allocation, reductions in
recreational bag limits, revisions to the target F rate (for Chesapeake Bay and Albemarle Sound/Roanoke
River), and reductions on fishing for striped bass in known spawning areas during the spawning season by
at least 50% (for jurisdictions bordering the Hudson River, Delaware River, Chesapeake Bay and
Albemarle Sound/Roanoke River).
The commercial and recreational fishery is currently managed through Amendment 6 to the Striped Bass
Fishery Management Plan. The Amendment, passed in 2003, allocates the coastal commercial quota and
set a two fish bag limit and a 28 inch size minimum for the recreational fishery, with the exception of the
Chesapeake Bay fisheries, Albemarle Sound/Roanoke River fisheries, and states with approved alternative
regulations.
The Draft Addendum will be developed for preliminary review by the Atlantic Striped Bass Management
Board in August. For more information, please contact Kate Taylor, Fishery Management Plan
Coordinator, at ktaylor@asmfc.org or 703.842.0740.

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6 comments:

Arrowsic said...

Caught up on your blog since West Indies trip. Man, really getting the fever. Yard work for the next month or so should clear me up for some serious 2011 fishing. Got my boat maintenance checklist drafted to include Rule 1100 installation and CGH & CH Shore Dinner. Good Lord George, how can you stand Maine in the dead of winter? Tough, really tough!

Capt. George Harris (aka superfly) said...

Yo Ray, Thanks for continuing to read my often, off the wall posts...This winter has been more difficult than usual because we haven't been able to make our normal trips south...There is light at the end of the tunnel though. Chris O and I have been thinking about making a day trip out on one of the party boats for cod haddock etc...either on the bunny clark or on one of the boats from Hampton Beach...you want in?
I've got lots of Maintenance this spring...going to basically rewire the Super Fly...I have two new electrical panels going in and have to rewire all nav lights.

CH and I are definitely looking forward to spending the day with you and Anne for the Shore dinner Deluxe!!!

Arrowsic said...

Sure, I'll go! I was reading my On The Water magazine recently and looked up some of the cod boats, so yeah, I'm in! If you need help with the wiring, etc... I'll be glad to help, let me know, reciprocate for all of your advice and tolerance over the past year (lmao). Yeah, too bad about you not going south, but it really looks like you did major work on your house getting ready for baby and all. It won't be "all for not", time and money well spent, good decisions CGH.

Capt. George Harris (aka superfly) said...

did you get any useful info about cod fishing boats from OTW mag?

Arrowsic said...

I'll take a closer look. I was in there this morning reading, but did not scrutinize. I'll get back to you probably tomorrow morning.

Arrowsic said...

CGH, there was no charter ads for the Hampton area in OTW, but of course several for South Boston and RI area. Google has several postings for Hamptons area, as you may have already checked out. Let me know if and when you guys plan on heading south; it should be fun.