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ASMFC takes emergency action to support stock rebuilding for striped bass

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.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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