Striped Bass in the News
Nova Scotia Department of Energy - April 29, 2015 - On April 29, 2015, the Province of Nova Scotia introduced its Marine Renewable Energy Act that will provide a clear, predictable and efficient process to support the sustainable growth of the sector. It will do this in such a way that will protect the environment, respect community and local needs, and ensure that Nova Scotians benefit.
Thirteen commercial fishermen have been charged in connection with the illegal harvest, sale and false reporting of about 90,000 pounds of Atlantic striped bass from federal waters off the coast of North Carolina from 2009 to 2010. The retail value of the illegally harvested striped bass is about $1.1 million, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Some people jump out of airplanes or go rock climbing for an exhilarating time. For me, it's chasing striped bass--big, powerful, and beautiful. I always feel a rush of excitement as my fishing line goes screaming off the reel once a large bass takes my lure, knowing that while adult bass in the ocean typically weigh from 15 to 30 pounds, they can grow up to 6 feet and 125 pounds.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A new limit on striped bass caught in the ocean off Virginia’s coast goes into effect Thursday. Anglers working from the coast to 3 miles out can keep only one striped bass measuring at least 28 inches. The previous limit was two. The limit is aimed at reversing a decline in the striped bass population.
Check out these incredible photos shot on May 29, 2014 by spotter pilot Wayne Davis (oceanaerials.com). Wayne was flying over Cape Cod Bay when he spotted and photographed this massive school of striped bass. Based on many years of experience, Wayne estimates the number of bass he saw yesterday in the tens of thousands, and estimates the average size of the bass around 1.5 to 2 feet.