Commercial Striper "Control" by killing more fish?

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The problem starts at ASMFC

It's unfortunate that Massachusetts' quota is up, but let's put the blame where it belongs, on ASMFC, which refused to take action to reduce 2014 landings, despite the conclusions of the new benchmarks stock assessment.
 
I could be wrong, but I think that the 2013 quota was a result of Massachusetts going over in 2012, and having to "pay back" some fish, and that the 2014 quota just takes the state back to the harvest levels permitted by ASMFC.
 
The new regulations might well discourage some of the "gotta pay for the trip" crowd, who don't rely on commercial fishing for their income, and the move toward limited entry is a step in the right direction--if the state eventually carries through.
 
But in the end, the problem starts at ASMFC.  Until that organization is compelled to promptly adopt the best avaialble science, timely rebuild overfished stocks and prevent overfishing from occurring, the striped bass will always be in jeopardy.
 
Yet some folks down south think that striped bass are a model for fisheries currently managed by the feds.  It's amazing how deluded people can be...

overfished stocks ?

You said - "Until that organization is compelled to promptly adopt the best avaialble science, timely rebuild overfished stocks and prevent overfishing from occurring, the striped bass will always be in jeopardy."
 
Can you please provide the soure of your claims of striped bass being overfished and that overfishing is occurring?  I find this statement to be entirely speculative.

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