words given to me in a recent conversation, I could not agree more!
Stripers -- In the CSMA it seems obvious that
successful spawning will continue to be a challenge in the forseable
future. So, KEEP THE NETS OUT OF THE
WATER ABOVE THE FERRY LINES and do not allow any commercial harvest of
stripers. No drift nets for shad either,
that is such an insignificant commercial fishery right now anyway. If anyone wants to fish commercially for
shad, then they can do it with a hook and line and keep a set number per
day. If stripers are going to end up as
a put-grow-take fishery, then recreational anglers need to have access to that
fishery. Perhaps 1-2 per day with a slot
limit of 18 - 24".