NYS Assembly kills bill extending striped bass season – would have ensured that quotas can be reached even if affected by natural causes.”

Bonnie Brady, executive director of the Long Island Commercial Fishing Association, said the bill would have helped fishermen meet their quotas, even if stormy weather or other conditions prevented them from getting out to fish. The regulations were put in place to protect the bass when their population plummeted in the 1980s. Now the stock has been rebuilt, Ms. Brady said. “It’d be nice if the regulations would come into the 21st century like the fishermen have,” she said. [email protected]

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