New Jersey Recommends 2 Fish Per Day Striped Bass Limit

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Within hours of the deadline for comment on the ASMFC’s Striped Bass Draft Amendment IV, New Jersey has recommended a 2 fish per day limit, with one fish at 28″ and one “larger”. From the Press of Atlantic City:

 

Council Chairman Dick Herb said this would likely include a minimum fish size of 28 inches for one fish and probably a larger size for the second. Under a program called “conservation equivalency,” the state can probably pick from several options as long as they result in the same harvest levels.

The state notes that not all groups agree with this recommendation.

The state’s recommendation is more liberal than some fishing groups are asking for. Herb noted the New Gretna-based Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA) is asking for just one fish a day and so is neighboring New York state.

“The overwhelmingly majority want more than one fish,” said Herb.

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Mark N. Cahill has been writing and editing for Reel-Time.com since 1995. He started fishing in the mid-1960's and caught his first striper off World's End in Hingham in 1966. From there on in it was an obsession. He loves fishing for tuna, and fly fishing for striped bass. In a pinch, anything with fins will do...

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One comment on “New Jersey Recommends 2 Fish Per Day Striped Bass Limit
  1. avatar Phil Simon says:

    Holy rope-a-dope batman!! So much for the ASMFC taking our comments into consideration. This is bad for everyone who thought we might have some common sense and good science applied to a serious problem. Yes, lets keep on taking the same number of fish while putting more fishing pressure on the bigger ones, and increasing discards in order to get that “larger fish”. What are they thinking?

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