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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Federal Study Will Examine Causes for Striper’s Decline
Joseph B. White
The striped bass, valued not only as a premier game fish but also as a commercial catch, is the subject of a three year, multi-million-dollar study by several federal agencies because of its apparently dwindling population.
 
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Catch and Release Updates Rules
Winners of the June 12 event no longer will be the ones who catch and release the most fish, but those who meet the contest quota fastest.
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The Night of a Thousand Bass
A good fishing partner is as invaluable as a key to the gate at Quansoo.
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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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