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    Exclamation Hearing on Striped Bass Management August 26, 2014

    I haven't seen this mentioned here, yet, so please take a moment to read up on the proposed management plans for striped bass in 2015 and beyond. There is only one public hearing on this in Connecticut, which will be August 26 in Old Lyme.

    http://www.asmfc.org/calendar/08/201...ddendum-IV/563

    The Draft Addendum can be read here:
    http://www.asmfc.org/files/PublicInp...licComment.pdf

    Options that are being considered are:
    * What level of harvest reduction should be made?
    * Should the reduction in harvest take place over 1, 2, or 3 years?
    * Should bag limits and minimum size change, and should a slot be imposed?
    Specific options under consideration are in the proposal. I suspect that supporting one of them is much more effective than proposing your own solution, but that's just me.

    Public comment is being accepted in writing or in person at the hearings.

    To me, the most important thing here is that fishery managers are FINALLY acknowledging that the species is not healthy and that action should be taken. Let's encourage them to be responsible and protect the health of the species.

    MM

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    Right on, Charlie. Thanks for posting this. Spread the word!

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    John McMurray's blog does the best job I've seen dissecting the draft and gives recommendations on how to respond to it.

    http://www.reel-time.com/articles/co...-hearings-set/

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    Good stuff Charlie. An easy to follow guide with clear points to be cut/paste into letters. We have until Sept 30th to do so. I hope all of us will write.

    I will.

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    Just a few days before the deadline to comment in writing on this issue is passed. If you haven't written, please consider doing so.

    Good suggestions on how to write can be found here: http://www.reel-time.com/articles/co...-hearings-set/

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    El Bumpo. Please comment if you have not.
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    "If you sit on your ass for this one, well, then you have no one to blame but yourself. We haven’t been as loud as the pro-harvest folks. It’s time for us to be loud."

    Mark your emails for the attention of
    Mike Waine, Fishery Management Plan Coordinator, 1050 N. Highland St, Suite A-N, Arlington, VA 22201 (mwaine@asmfc.org). Subject line: Draft Addendum IV.





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    Today is the deadline. Speak or forever hold your peace.

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    Forward from Kierran:


    Take 5 minutes and send an email today to Mike Waine at mwaine@asmfc.org. Put "Draft Addendum IV" in the subject line.

    Here is an article that tells you what you should say:
    http://www.reel-time.com/articles/co...-hearings-set/

    Or just copy and paste this in the email, but it can't hurt to add a personal message about your passion for striped bass:
    In Sections 2.5.1 and 2.5.2, I fully support Option B.
    In Section 2.6, I fully support Option A.
    In Section 3.0, I fully support Option B (and I strongly oppose any option to stretch out harvest reductions over three years--no more delay!).
    As far as size and bag limits go, I fully support Option B3 – a one fish bag limit and a 32” size limit—on the coast, andB15—in Chesapeake Bay.
    >>)))> Flyaddict >>)))>

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    Done and done!!!! Hope everyone else showed up.

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