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Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission tightens coastal striped bass regulations

Increased fishing mortality on Atlantic striped bass is occurring at a time when few young striped bass are recruiting into the population. (Stock photo)

On May 2, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board implemented a 31-inch maximum size limit for striped bass recreational fisheries, effective immediately, to conserve striped bass, making it more likely that the currently over-fished stock will be fully rebuilt by 2029. The actions, which caught some anglers by surprise, were taken after recent data indicated that 2022 striped bass landings were far higher than expected.

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