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MOP
03-09-2010, 07:40 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/outdoors/saltwater/news/story?id=4975762

NJFASTECH
04-04-2010, 09:06 PM
I believe the current regs on strippers is pretty fair.(should not change)The average even novice angler that comes to the beach usually leaves with zero. The commercial guys get it too,Conservation in that area will one day allow it to return.Just my thought.

silverghost
04-04-2010, 09:39 PM
Stripers (striped bass or rockfish) have been endangered on the east coast since the late 1800s !
Farmers used to plow them into their fields by the ton !
An early cheap fertilizer.
It was the very first fish in the US to have protection limits placed on it in the early 1900s.
They really have never bounced-back .
Things have only gotten worse.
As a kid in the 50-60s we used to catch quite a few stripers in NJ.
And there were much bigger fish back then.
Bluefish & weakfish are also in very short supply !
I blame the commercial fishing fleets & dragers for much of this problem.

Ghost
04-05-2010, 08:29 AM
In MD they were banned from the early 70s to the early 90s. Now we have lots of them.

Crabs are toast, however. Oysters too.

Cuda
04-11-2010, 11:56 PM
I don't think the legislation will pass, and even if it does, who's going to enforce it?
It's all just a bunch of hype.