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I don't like the idea about commercial harvest in the eez federal waters. Wouldn't this open up the offshore big bass area in the winter off the Carolinas? If so say good by to a lot more big bass.

"The Board decided to increase the coastal commercial quota to 100% of the average landings during the
base period of 1972-1979. Delaware?s allocation of the commercial quota will remain equivalent to its
allocation in 2002. As for the recreational fishery, the Board opted to maintain the current coastal
recreational measures with two fish at 28 inches. The Chesapeake Bay quota for striped bass will
managed under a fishing mortality rate of 0.27."

You should start writing and let them know how you feel about this.

Capt. Marc

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How's this?

State Administrator Legislator Governor's Appointee
Maine George Lapointe
Maine Dept. of Marine Resources
21 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: 207/624-6553
FAX: 207/624-6024
[email protected]
Representative David Etnier

260 Basin Point Road
Harpswell, Maine 04079
Phone: 207/833-2378
Email: [email protected]

Patten D. White
41 Route 103
York, ME 03909
Phone: 207/363-6783
FAX: 207/363-6783

New Hampshire John Nelson
New Hampshire Fish & Game
225 Main Street
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: 603/868-1096
FAX: 603/868-3305
[email protected]
Rep. Mary Ann Blanchard
34 Harrison Avenue
Portsmouth, NH 03801

G. Ritchie White
30 Lang Road
Rye, NH 03870
Phone: 603/964-2211
FAX: 603/964-2212
[email protected]

Massachsetts Paul Diodati
Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
100 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02202
Phone: 617/626-1530
FAX: 617/626-1509
[email protected]

Rep. Anthony Verga
66 Perkins Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone: 978/283-2675
FAX: 978/283-5070

William A. Adler
PO BOX 397
62 Meetinghouse Lane
Green Harbor, MA 02041
Phone: 781/545-6984
FAX: 781/545-7837
[email protected]

Rhode Island David V.D. Borden
Rhode Island Dept. Environmental Management
Fourth Floor
235 Promenade Drive
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401/222-6605
FAX: 401/222-3162
[email protected]
Rep. Eileen Naughton
100 Old Homestead Road
Warwick, RI 02889
Phone: 401/738-7928
FAX: 401/737-4161
[email protected]

Gil Pope
70 Beach Plum Road
Narragansett, RI 02882
Phone: 401/792-3582

Connecticut Ernest Beckwith, Jr.
Connecticut Bureau of Marine Fisheries
333 Ferry Road
PO BOX 719
Old Lyme, CT 06371
Phone: 860/434-6043
FAX: 860/434-6150
[email protected]
Senator George Gunther
890 Judson Place
Stratford, CT 06497
Phone: 860/240-8863
FAX: 860/240-8308

Dr. Lance Stewart
University of Connecticut
Marine Research Laboratory
100 Main Street
Noank, CT 06340
Phone: 860/536-7154
FAX: 860/886-1164

New York Gordon C. Colvin
New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation
205 Belle Meade Road
East Setauket, NY 11733
Phone: 631/444-0433
FAX: 631/444-0434
[email protected]
Senator Owen H. Johnson
23-24 Argyle Square
Babylon, NY 11702
Phone: 631/669-9200
FAX: 631/669-9007

Patrick H. Augustine
25 Stuart Drive
Coram, NY 11727
Phone: 631/928-3540
[email protected]

New Jersey Robert McDowell
New Jersey Fish, Game and Wildlife
501 East State Street
Third Floor
PO BOX 400
Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone: 609/292-9410
FAX: 609/984-1414
Assemblyman Robert F. Smith
110-F Greentree Road
Turnersville, NJ 08012
Phone: 856/232-6700
[email protected]

Thomas Fote
22 Cruiser Court
Toms River, NJ 08753
Phone: 732/270-9102
FAX: 732/506-6409
[email protected]

Pennsylvania Pete Colangelo
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
1601 Elmerton Avenue
PO BOX 67000
Harrisburg, PA 17106
Phone: 717/657-4515
FAX: 717/657-4033
Rep. Jeffrey Coy
State Capitol
412 Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: 717/787-6526
FAX: 717/787-1138

Frederick S. Rice
4800 Linglestown Road, #303
Harrisburg, PA 17112
Phone: 717/545-1447
FAX: 717/541-4484

Delaware Lloyd Alexander
Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: 302/739-5295
FAX: 302/739-6157
[email protected]
Rep. John R. Schroeder
Edgewater Estates
47 Edgewater Drive
Lewes, DE 19958
Phone: 302/226-2600
FAX: 302/226-2603

Dr. Timothy Targett
University of Delaware
College of Marine Studies
700 Pilottown Road
Lewes, DE 19958
Phone: 302/645-4396
FAX: 302/645-4028
[email protected]

Maryland Eric C. Schwaab
Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources
Fisheries Service
580 Taylor Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410/260-8281
FAX: 410/260-8279
Senator Richard F. Colburn
5210 Heron Road
Cambridge, MD 21613
Phone: 410/228-1137
FAX: 410/376-3737

William Goldsborough
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
162 Prince George Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410/268-8816
FAX: 410/268-6687
[email protected]

Virginia William A. Pruitt
Virginia Marine Resources Commission
2600 Washington Avenue
PO BOX 756
Newport News, VA 23607
Phone: 757/247-2206
FAX: 757/247-2020
Senator John Chichester
Senate of Virginia
PO BOX 904
809 William Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22404
Phone: 540/373-5600
FAX: 540/371-5930
[email protected]
Catherine W. Davenport
1005 Poplar Neck Road
White Stone, VA 22578
Phone: 804/435-2173
[email protected]

North Carolina Preston Pate, Jr.
North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries
3441 Arendell Street
PO BOX 769
Morehead City, NC 28557
Phone: 252/726-7021
FAX: 252/726-0254
[email protected]
Rep. E. David Redwine
4625 Main Street
PO BOX 283
Shallote, NC 28549
Phone: 252/754-4326
FAX: 252/754-7622

Damon Tatem
Tatem's Tackle Shop
505 Copely Drive
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
Phone: 252/441-6672
FAX: 252/441-5654
[email protected]

South Carolina Dr. John Miglarese
South Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources
1000 Assembly Street
PO BOX 167
Columbia, SC 29202
Phone: 803/734-4007
FAX: 803/734-6310
[email protected]
Senator John Drummond
South Carolina Senate
111 Gressette Building
PO BOX 142
Columbia, SC 29202
Phone: 803/212-6640
FAX: 803/212-6299

David Cupka
South Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources
217 Fort Johnson Road
PO BOX 12559
Charleston, SC 29422
Phone: 843/762-5010
FAX: 843/762-5412
[email protected]

Georgia Susan Shipman
Georgia Coastal Resources
Suite 300
One Conservation Way
Brunswick, GA 31520
Phone: 912/264-7218
FAX: 912/262-2318
[email protected]

Rep. Bob Lane
205 Aldred Avenue
Statesboro, BA 30458
Phone: 912/764-6813
FAX: 912/764-4426

Ralph J. Balkcom
Route 1, Box 72
Blakely, GA 31723
Phone: 912/723-5074

Florida Kenneth Haddad
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Farris Bryant Building
620 South Meridian Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600
Phone: (850) 487-3796
Fax: (850) 921-5786
[email protected]
Senator John Laurent
250 North Clark Avenue
Bartow, FL 33830
Phone: 863/519-7595
FAX: 863/519-7599
[email protected]

Katherine Barco
7587 Wilson Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32210
Phone: 904/772-1313
FAX: 904/771-7912

Those are your ASFMC commissioners. Let them know what you think - but do it in a rational way. The best time to contact them is when they are asking for public comment.

I regularly post news items on the front page of You can find requests for Public input there, or you can check the web site for ASMFC

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Thanx for the info, STEVEBYRNE. I will formulate the most effective letter that I can, after I do a search to confirm information accuracy.

I could easily forsee this move.....I'm actually suprised it didn't happen sooner. When there is a boon in fish stocks, as has occurred with the striped bass, you know the commercial allowance is going to increase. All we can do is inform the legislators that we will aggressively support our viewpoint. It will not reverse any decisions that have already been made, but our presence will be felt in any future decisions.

....Which is precisely why we must make our voice heard in a calm, intelligent and educated light. An overly angry email or letter that doesn't convey and stress the positive goals that we seek, could very well leave the reader, who may be infuential, with an impression of us that is negative. And, in a situation such as this, the angry responses are the ones that will be remembered! That may be what they have come to expect.

That is what keeps PETA's heart beating!

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This is a good story for noreast and perhaps noreaset can give guidlines on how to get you voice heard. There still is time to reverse this. It is in the development phase and no matter what Amendment 6 ends up looking like, NMFS must still approve of the document. To start, thru your fishing clubs/organizations write letters to your state reps and say what you feel is wrong. Copy their boss all the way up to Congressional staff. A lot State officals really have their own idea what is best and sometimes this doesn't agree with the public. There is nothing better then to have a Congressman call a regional state marine fishery head and object to the decisions they made.

This is all political to a point and that is how best to attack the issue.

I am not very knowledgable about the striper fishery but what doesn't appear to be right is the harvest on the commercial sector will be based on the best years of the commercial fishery. If that happens, wouldn't it put the fishery right back into a dismal state like it was 10-20 years ago?

Why was the commercial harvest increased without a increase in the recreational limits? Doesn't appear to be fair does it.

Capt. Marc

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some striper history for you. Back when the population were way down the commercials lost their entire quota. i.e. they couldn't fish for stripers. they were told that when the fishery recovered they would get their quota back. This is really just giving back what they took away back then, i.e. maming good on the promise. So they can't use the worst years for the commercials, since that would be a zero catch.

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I'm talking coastwise. The PCB thingie just affected NY and the Hudson river fish, though it was a bon to that stock. The commercials were shut down up and down the coast until the stock recovered, and they have only been given an allocation relatively recently.
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