I also speak with Dustin Colson Learning, the ASMFC Fishery Management Plan Coordinator for Bluefish, northern shrimp, summer flounder, scup, winter flounder
We talk about the plans for the future of this great gamefish. The fact is that bluefish are in much worse shape than striped bass, yet no one seems to care. When you consider we’re catching too many striped bass, and too few bluefish that alone should explain it.
There are meetings up and down the coast on this I would ask all of our rec anglers to let the ASMFC know that we don’t want to see a transfer. When we release a fish, we want it to count.