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Commercial Striper Regulations ?

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I stopped by my local Chinese grocery store today. When I checked out the fish counter I became a bit concerned. Laying on a bed of ice were about a dozen striped bass ranging from 11 to 15 inches. What are the commercial regulations in regards to striped bass. If this is illegal who do I report this to. I have to say it was a sad sight.

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Possibly farm raised, but it wouldn’t be the first time poached fish have been put up for sale. May be worth a call into the wardens to check it out. There aren’t any regulations that allow for that small of striped bass to be harvested

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These are often farm raised... Stumpy looking, odd proportions... (Very pointy short nose, wider body)

 If I am not mistaken, some are hybrids with white perch (aka "wipers") 

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On 11/24/2021 at 9:45 PM, Pistol Pete said:

These are often farm raised... Stumpy looking, odd proportions... (Very pointy short nose, wider body)

 If I am not mistaken, some are hybrids with white perch (aka "wipers") 

Yes, the farmed fish are usually hybrids.  One thing that often gives them away is irregular, broken stripes.

 

If the fish look like bass, sleek with uninterrupted stripes, it would be worth talking to the enforcement folks.  No state, not even Maryland, allows fish that small to be legally harvested.

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On 11/26/2021 at 9:47 AM, CWitek said:

Yes, the farmed fish are usually hybrids.  One thing that often gives them away is irregular, broken stripes.

 

If the fish look like bass, sleek with uninterrupted stripes, it would be worth talking to the enforcement folks.  No state, not even Maryland, allows fish that small to be legally harvested.

Who knows as the decline continues maybe MD will push for no minimum size, they are crazy like that lol

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On 11/24/2021 at 8:00 PM, straight shooter said:

I stopped by my local Chinese grocery store today. When I checked out the fish counter I became a bit concerned. Laying on a bed of ice were about a dozen striped bass ranging from 11 to 15 inches. What are the commercial regulations in regards to striped bass. If this is illegal who do I report this to. I have to say it was a sad sight.

 

Oh, I doubt very highly if a local Chinese market would willfully and knowingly break a fishing regulation.  Its probably farm raised or just a big misunderstanding.

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1 hour ago, stripedbassking said:

Who knows as the decline continues maybe MD will push for no minimum size, they are crazy like that lol

Don't you dare speak this into existence.

 

It's bad enough down here....

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20 hours ago, 55555s said:

 

Oh, I doubt very highly if a local Chinese market would willfully and knowingly break a fishing regulation.  Its probably farm raised or just a big misunderstanding.

I’ve seen it before, sometimes the illegal fish are in plain view where it’s least expected

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3 mins ago, stripedbassking said:

Oh I agree!!! 


I somewhat doubt it'll happen.

They understand losing the population would kill some of the local economy, they just refuse to be foresighted about it.

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On 11/24/2021 at 8:00 PM, straight shooter said:

I stopped by my local Chinese grocery store today. When I checked out the fish counter I became a bit concerned. Laying on a bed of ice were about a dozen striped bass ranging from 11 to 15 inches. What are the commercial regulations in regards to striped bass. If this is illegal who do I report this to. I have to say it was a sad sight.

A sure sign of Farmed and Hy Bread Bass versus Wild is The Stripes but there are variations. all 3 photos are not Wild ones 

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