Striped Bass in the News

April 2013

The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, announced today the re-opening of a limited recreational Striped bass fishery throughout the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence in 2013.

Fishing season opens in the southern half of New Brunswick Monday, and for thousands of recreational anglers the hot topic is a fishing season that doesn’t exist.

The federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans is consulting user groups and conservation organizations on reopening a season for striped bass on the east coast of the province, and while pretty much everyone agrees there are now more stripers in rivers that empty into the Northumberland Strait than almost anyone can remember, not everyone agrees on the proper response.