Spofford, This site is dedicated to those who share the passion of in-shore fishing. Whether walking the sands of Wasque, navigating the rocks of Squibnocket, or balancing from the jetties of Menemsha, fishing the shores of Martha's Vineyard ignites special feeling for us all. The pursuit of Vineyard game fish is a way of life for generations of Islanders and visitors alike.
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Striped bass are perciform fish found all along the Atlantic coast, from Florida to Nova Scotia , and are caught as far north as Hudson Bay. They are of significant value as sporting fish, and have been introduced to many areas outside their native range. Striped bass anadromous Morone saxatilis, also called rock or rockfish are typical members of the family Moronidae in shape, having a streamlined, silvery body marked with longitudinal dark stripes running from behind the gills to the base of the tail. It inhabits rivers, bays, inlets, estuaries, and creeks. It is quite abundant in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. A variety of angling methods are used, including trolling and surfcasting.
Striped bass fishing
Behind this and two other bass fishery related bills is the non-profit, internet based Stripers Forever. The Stripers Forever website states that Stripers Forever, "seeks game fish status for wild striped bass on the Atlantic Coast in order to significantly reduce striper mortality, to provide optimum and sustainable public fishing opportunities for anglers from Maine to North Carolina. Stripers Forever pushed unsuccessfully for a commercial ban in According to the Cape Cod Times, "Game fishermen like Dean Clark, co-chairman of Stripers Forever say the ban would help what they say is a threatened striped bass population.
The defendant, who must also forfeit the appraised value of the ivory to the Government, is one of eight individuals successfully prosecuted in a Service-led investigation of East Coast-based ivory trafficking. The ivory in this case had been stained and carved in a style to appear old, but was in fact contemporary ivory from recently killed elephants. CITES regulates trade in species, such as queen conch, that while not currently threatened with extinction, may become so without strict regulation. The donated meat will supplement the feed provided to fish and marine mammals at the Aquarium. A Virginia man was sentenced today for his role in one of the largest illegal over-fishing conspiracies in U.