October 6 – A call to action, Save Striper’s primary food!

October 6 – A call to action, Save Striper’s primary food!


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We got this letter from Stripers247.com, and it’s a good thing for all our fishermen to know about:
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Hi Surfland!
This email is going out to all regstered users of the Stripers247.com forum.  I would like to take a moment to strongly urge each and every one of you to take just a moment out of your day to send an email to the ASMFC in support of more conservative management measures for Atlantic Menhaden (aka bunker, pogies).

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Public comment is being accepted until November 2nd for proposed Addendum V to Ammendment 1 of the Atlantic Menhaden Fisheries Management Plan, for the purpose of revising the Plan to stop and further prevent overfishing of what is considered to be one of the most important fish in the Atlantic.

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At one time bunker made up an estimated 70% of the diet of striped bass, but as the stocks have been severely overfished that number has dwindled to only 7%, and the striped bass who have historically relied on them as a food source are also struggling.

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Please click on the following link for more details about this Addendum.  You will also find there the text for an email that you can just copy/paste, add your name & location and send.  It doesn’t get much easier than that!!  If you care about striped bass and the fish that are necessary for their health, you owe it to all of us to do this!

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ASMFC Hearings on Menhaden

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Thank you in advance for your cooperation and support of these rule changes that will benefit not only the health of the menhaden population, but striped bass fishermen coast-wide!

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Sincerely,
Jacob Freeman (aka JakeF)

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Stripers247.com Forum Administrator
President, Stripercoast Surfcasters Club
Dedicated to Conservation
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You can also see an archive of Surfland’s blog post about Menhaden Here from last year: Menhaden Bill Fails

James Waldron
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Stickman is the resident web design guy at Surfland. We pay him in eels.

1 Comment
  • steve
    Posted at 15:59h, 07 October

    DONE
    thanks for the heads up

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