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  • Striped Bass Limits Changed in Virginia

    August 27, 2019

    Today the Virginia Marine Resources Commission approved emergency changes to the regulations for Virginia’s striped bass fisheries, including lowering the daily limit for the fall recreational season from two fish to one fish.

  • CBF Statement on Striped Bass Actions by ASMFC

    August 8, 2019

    The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission aims to address overfishing of the striped bass population in the Chesapeake Bay and along the Atlantic Coast after recent assessments confirmed that numbers of the fish are down significantly.

  • ASMFC Takes Action on Striped Bass

    April 30, 2019

    (ARLINGTON, VA)—In order to reduce fish mortality and restore a thriving striped bass population, today the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission voted to begin developing changes to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for the striped bass harvest coastwide.

  • CBF Statement on Striped Bass Trophy Season Closing in Virginia

    April 23, 2019

    (ARLINGTON, VA)—The Virginia Marine Resources Commission voted today to close the trophy striped bass fishing season this spring following concerns about the striped bass population.

  • CBF Statement on Striped Bass Stock Assessment

    February 6, 2019

    (ARLINGTON, VA)—Today the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission discussed initial findings from its striped bass stock assessment, which shows declining numbers—especially in the number of large spawning fish.

  • 2018 State of the Bay: A Stiff Reality Check

    January 15, 2019

    A cynic might be tempted to say that our optimism for the Bay a year ago was false, but a clear-eyed optimist will instead look closely at the important scientific signals and watch carefully as 2019 progresses.

  • Editorial: Year of Heavy Rainfall Takes Toll on the Bay

    January 10, 2019

  • A Sustainability Sham

    December 21, 2018

    A student who fails to complete all their assignments doesn't receive a passing grade. But if Omega Protein gets their way, this logic won't hold true in the world of fishery management.

  • CBF Statement on Juvenile Striped Bass Survey in Chesapeake Bay

    October 18, 2018

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Juvenile striped bass numbers in the Chesapeake Bay are higher than average this year, according to survey results released this week by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

  • Anglers, Charter Boat Captains, and Conservation Groups Highlight Urgency of Menhaden Legislation

    February 16, 2018

    (RICHMOND, VA)—A coalition of conservation and recreational fishing organizations today urged support for new legislation that would ensure Virginia avoids the consequences of falling out of compliance with the latest menhaden fishery management plan.

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