Sunday, January 26, 2020

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".