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NJ Public Hearing on Atlantic Striped Bass Draft Amendment 7 March 14, 2022 

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The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Striped Bass Management Board (Board) approved Draft Amendment 7 for public comment.

Amendment 7 was initiated to update the management program to better align with current fishery needs and priorities.

The Board intends for the amendment to build upon Addendum VI to Amendment 6 to end overfishing and initiate rebuilding in response to the overfished status of the stock.  

The Draft Amendment proposes options to address the following topics:

management triggers

recreational release

mortality stock rebuilding plan

conservation equivalency

Anglers and interested groups are encouraged to attend New Jersey’s public hearing to provide input on Draft Amendment 7.

NJ’s public hearing will be held via webinar on:
Monday, March 14, 2022 (6:00 pm – 8:00 pm)Webinar Instructions and Additional Information (ASMFC News Release)

For those who cannot attend the hearing, a recording of the presentation will be posted on  ASMFC’s YouTube page in late-February.

Comments should be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on April 15, 2022 to: Emilie Franke
Fishery Management Plan Coordinator
1050 N. Highland St, Suite A-N
Arlington, VA  22201
703-842-0741 (FAX)
 or at comments@asmfc.org (Subject line:Draft Amendment 7)

Please contact Brendan Harrison, NJ DEP Marine Fisheries Administration, with any questions at brendan.harrison@dep.nj.gov or 609-748-2066.

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