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Coast Guard reminds fishermen of Atlantic Striped Bass restrictions

 

WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard reminds recreational, charter and commercial fishermen of the ongoing moratorium of Atlantic Striped Bass in the exclusive economic zone of the U.S., which includes all waters from three nautical miles offshore to 200 nautical miles.

As the primary federal agency for at-sea enforcement of fisheries laws, the Coast Guard will be on patrol for those who choose to illegally poach striped bass.

Atlantic Striped Bass, commonly referred to as stripers or rockfish, normally migrate south during the winter seasons, following their ideal sea temperatures. While striped bass are typically found closer to shore, changing sea temperatures can cause them to migrate farther than three miles offshore.

More stringent regulations adopted in the 1980s were lifted in the mid-90s as stocks replenished; however, the prohibition of catching, fishing for or possessing Atlantic Striped Bass in the EEZ continues to be a federal offense. Civil fines can be assessed at a rate of $100 per fish.

To report illegal poaching of striped bass off North Carolina, contact Sector North Carolina personnel at 910-772-2200, option one or hail the Coast Guard on VHF-FM channel 16.

The Atlantic Striped Bass is regulated under the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation Act and the Atlantic Striped Bass Conservation Act.

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