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New Benchmark Striper Assessment Due Soon (Article by Saltwater Sportsman, Shelf Life by Gary Caputi, 8/9/13)

Aug 15

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New Benchmark Striper Assessment Due Soon
Saltwater Sportsman, article Shelf Life
by Gary Caputi
August 9, 2013

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, the interstate regulatory body that manages a variety of inshore fish species on a state by state basis, is holding a meeting of the Striped Bass Management Board this week. The purpose is to begin the dialog on potential changes to the Striped Bass Management Plan in anticipation of the release of a new benchmark stock assessment that is in the final stages of the peer review process. This is a big deal because ASMFC’s previous stock assessments already show a marked decline in total biomass from a high-water mark of approximately 68 million fish to about 40 million in 2010. 

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