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PostPosted: March 12th, 2014, 6:56 am 
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Chasing wild striped bass into extinction

In the predawn hours of mid-July, Chatham plays host to a chaotic scene that has become commonplace in this otherwise laconic Cape Cod village. Hundreds of fishermen flock to the shore to jockey for position and launch their boats. Frustrations run high, and arguments often erupt. There is a lot of shouting and a little shoving over violations of unwritten rules and affronts real and imagined.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/2014/03/11/p ... story.html


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PostPosted: March 12th, 2014, 11:36 am 
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The commercial hunters howled long and hard when commercial hunting was stopped at the turn of the 20th Century. The commercial fishermen will howl just as long, and just as hard.......but doing what's right is seldom easy. We *must* shut down the commercial fishery for Stripers AND cut the recreational harvest too.

In the last report I read (several years old now) the RECREATIONAL anglers took MORE Stripers than the commercial guys did. All sides must sacrifice to save the Striped Bass. Certainly it will hurt all of us in the short run......but the long run is what's important.

Dave M

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