Striped bass in the Neuse River will never recover for these two
11) Bycatch of
unattended gill nets, both small mesh and large mesh nets in the Neuse River
But even if the nets were eliminated…..which is not the only option, strict attendance is another
22) Neuse River (low
flow system) has been stocked with brood stock sourced from the Roanoke River
(high flow system). These Roanoke River
strain striped bass will not consistently, successfully spawn in a low flow system
like the Neuse. Furthermore, when they
do successfully spawn, they only pollute the gene pool of the native Neuse
River strain striped bass.
By stocking Roanoke River sourced fish the
NCWRC has created a put and take fishery, just like land locked lakes like
They need to manage this fishery as a put
and take fishery not for restoration.