Striped Bass in the News

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.

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.

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.