Governor Weld Intervenes in Move to Help Conserve Striped Bass Stocks
Mark Alan Lovewell

In a last minute effort, the Governor of Massachusetts yesterday intervened in a successful effort to convince the state marine fisheries commission to remain conservative in adopting striped bass management for the coming season.

In a three hour meeting, held in Weston, state officials after lengthy discussion adopted a uniform 34-inch minimum size for the catching of striped bass for both recreational and commercial fishermen. This represents a drop in two inches from last year's minimum.

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Martha’s Vineyard Derby Will Remove Striped Bass From Competition
Will Sennott
The venerable saltwater fishing contest entering its 75th year, will eliminate striped bass from the competition this fall.
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Hoping History Repeats; Derby Moratorium Has Precedent
Will Sennott
It was the fall of 1984 and striped bass were in trouble. Along the East Coast, states were beginning to take action.
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Weighing the Options for Saving Striped Bass
Barry Stringfellow
As striped bass stocks have declined, the debate over how to best manage this prized fish has become more heated.
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Regulators Take Action to Stem Striped Bass Decline
Barry Stringfellow
Responding to the precipitous drop in the Atlantic striped bass population, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) has mandated an 18 per cent cut in commercial and recreational harvest quotas for 2020.
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Hearings Set for New Striped Bass Rules
Will Sennott
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) has drafted new rules for both the recreational and commercial fisheries to preserve the dwindling stocks.
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Commercial Striped Bass Season Opens, Amid Concerns About Fishery
Will Sennott

By the end of the day Monday, the first day of the commercial striped bass season, the Menemsha Fish House had brought in 297 filleted pounds of the elusive — and profitable — fish.

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Decline in Striped Bass Stocks Tracked to Overfishing
Noah Asimow

A recent stock assessment for the Atlantic striped bass has concluded that stripers are overfished, prompting renewed discussion about management efforts.

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Striped Bass Rule Changes Aim to Conserve Stocks, Regulators Say
Steve Myrick

State regulators are considering a series of rule changes for the striped bass fishery that could affect fishermen along the East Coast.

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New Tashmoo Canal Impresses Visitors
Vineyard Gazette
The first hint of spring weather drew visitors in considerable numbers to the newly constructed Tashmoo Creek at Vineyard Haven, where the firm Turner and Breivogel is making the waterway which will turn the lower half of Lake Tashmoo into an arm of the sea. Although plans of the creek were drawn before the opening was votes, and these plans have been available to anyone, the appearance of the creek, as it begins to take shape, exceeds by far the popular conception of what it was to be.
 
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