Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Atlantic Striper Hearings Slated for December

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) released the Draft Addendum II to Amendment 7 to the Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Striped Bass (PDF) for public comment. This Draft Addendum presents background on ASMFC's management of striped bass commercial fisheries. the addendum process and timeline, and a statement of the problem. This document also provides management options for public consideration and comment.

New York State will be hosting two in-person hearings to receive public comments.

  • Monday, December 4 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at DEC Division of Marine Resources, 123 Kings Park Blvd, Kings Park.
  • Monday, December 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at DEC Region 3 Headquarters, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY.

A listen-only live stream link for each hearing is included on DEC's public calendar.

The public is encouraged to submit written comments regarding the proposed management options in this document by December 22, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. (EST).

Written comments can be made by email to (Subject: Striped Bass Draft Addendum II), by mail to Emilie Franke, ASMFC, 1050 N. Highland Street, Suite 200 A-N, Arlington, VA 22201, or by fax to (703) 842-0741.