Friday, June 2nd, 2023
Friday, June 2nd, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Fisheries managers move to curtail Atlantic striped bass catch

Striped bass play an important role as a top predator in the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. Scientists say the recreational catch for 2022 was twice that of 2021, despite catch limits. (Bay Journal photo by Dave Harp)
Spurred by a warning about increased fishing pressure on already over-fished Atlantic striped bass, East Coast fishery managers took emergency action in early May to curtail the recreational catch of the popular species while preparing for potentially more restrictions next year. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, which regulates inshore catches of migratory fish, heard from a panel of scientists that the recreational catch of striped bass had doubled in 2022 over what it had been the year before, despite catch limits imposed to protect the diminished population.
digital devicesThis content is restricted to subscribers of If you are already an subscriber, you can log in here. If you are not and would like to read this and all the other great content has to offer, click here.

Share on Social


Hand-Picked For You

Related Articles

For a limited time, you can get full access to breaking news, all original Outdoor News stories and updates from the entire Great Lakes Region and beyond, the most up-to-date fishing & hunting reports, lake maps, photo & video galleries, the latest gear, wild game cooking tips and recipes, fishing & hunting tips from pros and experts, bonus web content and much, much more, all on your smartphone, tablet or desktop For just a buck per month!

Some restrictions apply. Not valid with other promotions. $1 per month for 6 months (you will be billed $6) and then your subscription will renew at standard subscription rates. For more information see Terms and Conditions. This offer only applies to and not for any Outdoor News print subscriptions. Offer valid thru 3/31/23.

Already a subscriber to Click here to login.

Before you go... Get the latest outdoor news sent to your inbox.

Sign up for our free newsletter.

Email Address(Required)
What outdoor activities interest you?