SPEAK UP: New Jersey 2020 Striped Bass Regulation Options for Public Input

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The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Striped Bass Management Board approved Draft Addendum VI for public comment. The Addendum was initiated in response to the results of the 2018 Benchmark Stock Assessment which indicated fishing mortality is too high and spawning stock is too low.

The Draft Addendum proposes management options for both commercial and recreational sectors in order to end overfishing and reduce fishing mortality to the target level in 2020. The proposed measures include reduced quotas for commercial fisheries and changes in bag limits, minimum size limits, and slot limits for the recreational sector. Options for the use of circle hooks when fishing with bait to reduce release mortality are also included. Final approval of the Draft Addendum is expected at the October Management Board meeting.
Anglers and other interested groups are encouraged to attend New Jersey’s public hearings to provide input on the Draft Addendum:
View Draft Addendum

Please see below for information on meeting dates and times.
All meetings are scheduled from 6:00 – 8:30 PM.

  • Tuesday, September 3

      Roselle Park Borough Hall
      110 East Westfield Avenue
      Roselle Park, NJ 07204

  • Wednesday, September 4

      Ocean City Public Library
      1725 Simpson Avenue
      Ocean City, NJ 08226

  • Thursday, September 12

      Bay Avenue Community Center
      775 East Bay Avenue
      Manahawkin, NJ 08050

Anyone unable to attend the hearings should submit written comments by 5:00 PM (EST) on September 27, 2019 to:
Max Appelman
Fishery Management Plan Coordinator

1050 N. Highland St, Suite A-N
Arlington, VA 22201
703-842-0741 (FAX)
comments@asmfc.org (Subject line: Draft Addendum VI)

For additional information, view the ASMFC News Release.

Please contact Heather Corbett with any questions.

6 on “SPEAK UP: New Jersey 2020 Striped Bass Regulation Options for Public Input

  1. Phil Valente

    The commercial daggers ans betters throw more. Good fish away. Need to be regulated
    Sport/recreational fishers am. follow regulations
    Which Do not make sense………?…
    Thanks for asking

  2. tom andreacci

    been fishing nj waters for 70 years, now live in florida where they do slots, not minimum size limits.
    consider throwing back any species over a certain size , after a photo and keeping the smaller fish. recreational limits need to allow the family spending three figues for a day on the water, to take home dinner and ‘hook” the younger generation into rec fishing.
    a slot of 24-39 inch would preserve the striper.
    most flounder never get to 18 inches, we proven that by catching and releasing 20 out of 21 caught most days. how wold it hurt the fish population to keep a 16 inch and two more up to 20 inches but release the breeders over 20 inch.??? just saying…

  3. Alan Dudas

    Recreational boating fishermen are spending all the money the commercial guys are not putting that money into the economy put strict regulations on them and loosen it up for the recreational guy

  4. John T. Conyack

    No take during spawn. Catch and release. Slots with release of all females after the spawn.
    Pass NY laws, no commercial take on bunker. Small netters are fine.
    No by catch for commercial.
    Whatever you land you keep.
    As you kill every thing . When your tonnage is met, your done .
    Our main issue is the commercials have the cash to bend the politicians. the Marine industry has the jobs and small businesses but not the cash or political will to spend it to bend the politics in the Fisherman’s favor. Legal lesson. Right, wrong and legal have nothing to do with each other. You can be completely right and lose. Expensive lessons my lawyers have navigated me thru.

  5. Pong

    Blue fish regulations? From Florida to Maine it should start from Argentina to that where they go as well not here

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