Organization Seeks Game Fish Status for Striped Bass

Stripers Forever, a not-for-profit organization, is seeking support for its effort to secure game fish status for striped bass throughout the range of the species along the East Coast. The Coastal Conservation Association also reiterated its support of game fish status for striped bass at a recent national meeting. According to the Stripers Forever website, members of the organization believe that "the real value of striped bass is not as a seasonal market commodity, but as a public resource that offers social, economic and recreational benefits to millions of Americans from Maine to South Carolina." To sign up for free membership and stay informed, visit www.stripersforever.org.