The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Striped Bass Management Board (Board) approved Draft Amendment 7 for public comment.
Amendment 7 was initiated to update the management program to better align with current fishery needs and priorities. The Board intends for the amendment to build upon Addendum VI to Amendment 6 to end overfishing and initiate rebuilding in response to the overfished status of the stock.
The Draft Amendment proposes options to address the following topics:
- management triggers
- recreational release mortality
- stock rebuilding plan
- conservation equivalency
Anglers and interested groups are encouraged to attend New Jersey’s public hearing to provide input on Draft Amendment 7.
NJ’s public hearing will be held via webinar on:
Monday, March 14, 2022 (6:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
For those who cannot attend the hearing, a recording of the presentation will be posted on ASMFC’s YouTube page in late-February.
Comments should be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on April 15, 2022 to:
Fishery Management Plan Coordinator
1050 N. Highland St, Suite A-N
Arlington, VA 22201
or at email@example.com (Subject line:Draft Amendment 7)
Please contact Brendan Harrison, NJ DEP Marine Fisheries Administration, with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-748-2066.