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With numbers shrinking, who propose increase in commercial takes for striped bass

Updated: May 25, 2010, 12:46 PM ET
By Chris Gatley | ESPNOutdoors.com

Early this month, the Atlantis States Marine Fishery Council (ASMFC) proposed to accept public hearings and feedback on increasing the striped bass commercial take by at least 20 percent and quite possibly 50 percent.

This is terrible news as many charter captains and biologists have already witnessed a major slowdown in the overall numbers of striped bass, not to mention big breeding class fish being caught on their home waters.

When talking with watermen up and down the coast, ...

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