Rhode Island Anglers Help Fund Striped Bass Study
The Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association (RISAA) has shown its support for Stripers Forever by contributing $1,000 to help fund the upcoming Southwick Study. The study, to be completed by Southwick Associates and commissioned by Stripers Forever, will analyze the social and economic benefits of personal-use and recreational fishing for wild striped bass versus the limited seasonal value of the commercial fishery. RISAA claims membership of more than 5,000 anglers and 24 affiliated clubs. Stripers Forever plans to widely disseminate the results of the Southwick Study to anglers, fishery managers, state and federal lawmakers, conservation organizations and the media. For more information, visit www.stripersforever.org.