Public Hearings on Proposal to Increase Commercial Harvest of Striped Bass Harvest in NY Next Week

ASMFC Public Hearings on Proposal to Increase Commercial Harvest of Striped Bass

July 21, 2010 – 7:00 p.m.
Marine Resources Headquarters
205 North Belle Mead Road, Suite 1
East Setauket, New York
Contact: Steve Heins at (631) 444-0436

New York  anglers will have an opportunity to oppose an attempt to increase the coastal commercial harvest of striped bass by 20 to 50 percent at public hearings scheduled for July 21 in East Setauket.

CCA is urging members in New York to mark their calendars and plan to to voice their opposition to Addendum II to Amendment 6 of the ASMFC Striped Bass Fishery Management Plan. We encourage you to forward this message on to your friends and fishing club to turn out as large a crowd as possible in opposition.

Click HERE for a copy of Coastal Conservation Association’s formal comments on the proposal.


After obtaining an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Loyola College in Maryland, Captain John McMurray served in the US Coast Guard for four years as a small-boat coxswain and marine-fisheries law enforcement officer. He was then recruited to become the first Executive Director of the Coastal Conservation Association New York. He is currently the Director of Grants Programs at the Norcross Wildlife Foundation in New York. He is the owner and primary operator of “One More Cast” Charters. John is a well known and well published outdoor writer, specializing in fisheries conservation issues. In 2006 John was awarded the Coastal Conservation Association New York Friend of Fisheries Conservation Award.

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