DEADLINE: Friday, April 15, 2022 at 11:59pm!
Attention all striped bass anglers: The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) is asking for input from anglers on a variety of topics impacting how stripers are managed.
At this point, you have two options:
1) Send a personalized email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Amendment 7”
2) Sign on to a form letter like the one composed by Keep America Fishing.
Personalized emails are considered the most meaningful way to provide input. Unfortunately, the document “Atlantic Striped Bass Draft Amendment 7” is a dense 149 pages. The American Sportfishing Association has created a guide to help you formulate your comments. The American Saltwater Guides Association has also created resources to guide your comments. If you’re overwhelmed by the technical options, it’s OK to provide general input – for example, if you would like to see management rebuild the striped bass population quickly while preventing them from becoming overfished again – put that in an email. Be sure to include a few sentences explaining who you are and why you care about striped bass.
If you don’t have the time to send a personalized email, the next best thing you can do is sign on to a form letter. Keep America Fishing has drafted a sample letter you can send directly to the ASMFC. Taking action will help ensure the future of the Atlantic striped bass population and its fishery. Click the “Action Alert” button to send a message to the ASMFC today!