Big Trash, Smaller Slots means we spent hours picking up people’s trash while the ASGA kicked striper regs in the pants to ensure abundance. Read all about how Trout Unlimited kindles the fire of conservation while anglers forced the ASMFC hand to take a major leap forward. That’s a major Fish Wrap week. Sign up for our newsletter and never miss a word of fish coverage.
A recent RIDEM workshop revealed their proposed 2023 saltwater fishing regulations for several species. We have them here for you so you can make comments during the open comment period.
“Conservation equivalency sucks,” was Peter jenkins’ opener, which certainly seized the crowd’s attention at the monthly Narragansett Surfcasters meeting. Surfcasting author Dennis Zambrotta followed with stories of fishing Block Island for big bass from decades past and this past Fall.
Striped bass are under recreational and commercial pressure and subject to changing regulations. We here at Fish Wrap are saying no to transferring striper quotas as a way to circumvent conservation efforts. If one area did not catch their quota, that’s great for the stripers. See you next year. Let ’em swim.
The American Saltwater Guides Association took the regulatory tiger by the tail to protect striped bass. According to Peter Jenkins, they’re just getting started because they know, fish are worth more in the water than in a cooler.