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Senator Schumer pushes for new black sea bass commercial fishing regulations

Sen. Charles Schumer was in Northport Wednesday calling for updated fishing industry regulations and to consider allowing commercial fishers to catch black sea bass in June. New York’s sea bass fishing closed on May 31, and does not reopen until July 1 – a schedule Schumer claimed is hurting the industry. “The black sea bass stocks are thriving and the industry is well below its allowable quota so it makes sense to keep open this fishery in June rather than close it,” Schumer said. “We also must change the arbitrary and outdated federal regulations that hamstring the state DEC so we can more coherently and fairly manage the black sea bass fishery.” Citing  the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, Schumer said the 2016 New York State allocation for black sea bass is approximately 200,000 pounds, yet as of May 25. Yet only about 40,000 pounds have been caught. Read the rest here 13:43

Gone Potting! Black Sea Bass Fishery Is Good Business

On Tuesday morning, just a few minutes after 5 a.m., Lake Tashmoo is still and flat. There is a chill of autumn in the air, and in the water reflections of the stars glisten. In the distance a thin band of crepuscular light marks the eastern horizon. Read the rest here 09:14

Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries mismanaging black sea bass fishery – John Rice, Marstons Mills

The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries has changed the regulations for the commercial black sea bass fishery, which this year will open Aug. 6 with limits of 300 pounds for trap fishermen and 150 pounds for other gear types. continue