NEW JERSEY – The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Striped Bass Management Board (Board) Tuesday voted to take emergency action to implement a 1 fish at 28” to less than 31” size slot limit on the recreational striped bass ocean fishery coast-wide.
States must implement compliant measures by July 2 or risk being found out-of-compliance. The emergency action will be in place for 180 days but could be extended by the Board. The emergency action will not affect the Striped Bass Bonus Program which requires a permit to participate.
Until the new regulation is formally adopted, the current striped bass regulations remain: 1 fish at 28” to less than 38”.
The NJ Marine Fisheries Council will discuss these regulations during their meeting on May 11. To attend virtually, click here to register.