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More bad news regarding the state of our striped bass fishery.

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I pulled this off StripersForever website. This is NOAA's data, not theirs. Certain pause for thought and concern.

 

 

 

Your Query Parameters:

Query: MRIP CATCH TIME SERIES

Year: 2006 - 2011

Wave: ANNUAL

Species: STRIPED BASS

Geographic Area: MASSACHUSETTS

Fishing Mode: ALL MODES COMBINED

Fishing Area: ALL AREAS COMBINED

Type of Catch: TOTAL CATCH (TYPE A + B1 + B2)

Information: NUMBERS OF FISH

 

 

Estimate Status Year Common Name Total Catch (A+B1+B2) PSE

FINAL 2006 STRIPED BASS 8,124,766 10.2

FINAL 2007 STRIPED BASS 5,646,880 12.6

FINAL 2008 STRIPED BASS 4,027,374 11.7

FINAL 2009 STRIPED BASS 2,627,003 10.6

FINAL 2010 STRIPED BASS 2,012,483 11.1

PRELIMINARY 2011 STRIPED BASS 1,323,156 14.6

 

Decrease from 2006 to 2011 is 6,802,000 fish, a decrease of 83.7%

Decrease from 2010 to 2011 was 690,000 fish, a decrease of 34%

 

 

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Bernie if the numbers are correct , it still gives a grim picture for the future. Once again, no one really knows what the numbers are. In some cases they are estimates. Perhaps if they could put some more data with the numbers, like pounds,and size of fish, we may get even a better idea on what is occurring in the wild.

 

I would have more faith if more information was provided then just numbers of fish, then we all could get a better understanding of the seriousness overall.

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These numbers as presented can accomplish 3 scenarios 1; confuse us 2 enrage us or 3 totaly ignore the scientific studies and fish blindly until the fish are GONE

 

Who do we trust???????????????????????????

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I believe it, and know there are some kind of numbers, The small fish have been absent from my spots for at least four years were I used to catch as many fish as I wanted.

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Is making stripers game fish the way to go??

 

Yes. Gamefish status and lower the recreational take by 50% (one fish per day at 36" would be my choice).

 

The fact of the matter is we all want better data, but how long can we afford to wait before it's too late? When all the fish are gone how are we going to explain to our children and grandchildren that we sat idly by and did nothing as the species vanished?

 

 

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http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/SASStoredProcess/do?

 

RI number

 

Estimate Status Year Common Name Total Catch (A+B1+B2) PSE

FINAL 2006 STRIPED BASS 910,764 14.8

FINAL 2007 STRIPED BASS 779,252 13.2

FINAL 2008 STRIPED BASS 467,564 30.4

FINAL 2009 STRIPED BASS 470,113 25.7

FINAL 2010 STRIPED BASS 253,220 18.5

PRELIMINARY 2011 STRIPED BASS 157,807 22.0

 

NH numbers

 

Estimate Status Year Common Name Total Catch (A+B1+B2) PSE

FINAL 2006 STRIPED BASS 474,136 14.6

FINAL 2007 STRIPED BASS 263,720 22.4

FINAL 2008 STRIPED BASS 82,545 18.2

FINAL 2009 STRIPED BASS 66,030 19.7

FINAL 2010 STRIPED BASS 57,781 31.0

PRELIMINARY 2011 STRIPED BASS 126,126 31.2

 

Maine numbers

 

Estimate Status Year Common Name Total Catch (A+B1+B2) PSE

FINAL 2006 STRIPED BASS 4,075,656 20.7

FINAL 2007 STRIPED BASS 1,168,763 19.7

FINAL 2008 STRIPED BASS 524,155 24.4

FINAL 2009 STRIPED BASS 325,665 17.5

FINAL 2010 STRIPED BASS 211,138 16.7

PRELIMINARY 2011 STRIPED BASS 142,607 26.6

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how the hell are they supposed to keep a record of recreational fish taken? it's not like everybody's calling in somewhere or checking them in like a deer.. so how do they calculate and determine these numbers?

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Granted, all estimates are going to be inaccurate. If you go to the site and pull the data out in the form of a graph, it shows the range. This is for harvested and released bass in MA.

 

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If these numbers were caculated by those guys walking around and asking if u caught fish the numbers are gonzo. i havent seen one of them in years.

 

Hey Bobby, they stopped and asked me this past season. September if I remember right. Dude does his interview while "not" getting in your way :bucktooth:

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how the hell are they supposed to keep a record of recreational fish taken? it's not like everybody's calling in somewhere or checking them in like a deer.. so how do they calculate and determine these numbers?

 

Is there anyone that does this? I might do it for the spring... At the end of a day fishing, just call and say i cought this many and released this many.. maybe sizes? its something simple to do, maybe it could help? thoughts?

 

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