1@32 Pledge

The 1@32 Pledge is an interim step that we are proposing to help reduce the harvesting of striped bass. While catch and release is always preferred, the pledge is simple...in situations when you do not practice catch and release, you pledge to only take one striped bass per day at no less than 32". The 1@32 Pledge applies to striped bass caught from the surf or shore, on private boats, and party boats.

We are hopeful that the Pledge can help to rebuild the striped bass biomass, one angler at a time, as we wait patiently for the ASMFC to act. Please consider joining us in taking the Pledge.

We encourage you to share your Pledge with others via conversations, social media or other avenues. This grassroots movement will not only help striped bass, but will also serve as a “wake-up call” to the ASMFC that we are serious stewards of the resource.
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Discussion

  • Daniel Akeson The striped bass fishery in Long Island Sound is suffering and I fully support this and even more stringent approaches. Quotas should also be enforced at both the private and charter/party level. Every time a body of fish moves into an area, they are ravaged by countless anglers and before you know it, you've decimated a potential migration. It's time to be more strict in the short term for greater sustainability in the future.

  • Jay Blatt We have to begin somewhere and the 1at 32" gives a fish hopefully at least two shots at spawning. Who can argue against reducing the two fish take to ONE? A 50% reduction in take will increase the fishery's total numbers,too.

  • Anthony Conrad avid surfcaster who would love to see the stock on the rise rather than the decline

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    Daniel Akeson

    1 month ago Comments: The striped bass fishery in Long Island Sound is suffering and I fully support this and even more stringent approaches. Quotas should also be enforced at both the private and charter/party level. Every time a body of fish moves into an area, they are ravaged by countless anglers and before you know it, you've decimated a potential migration. It's time to be more strict in the short term for greater sustainability in the future.
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    Jay caron

    3 months ago Comments: -
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    Anthony Conrad

    3 months ago Comments: avid surfcaster who would love to see the stock on the rise rather than the decline
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