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Pallone Calls for Fair Treatment of New Jersey Fishing Community

October 29, 2019
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) called on the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASFMC) to pursue a conservation policy that achieves agreed upon Striped Bass  stock management goals while treating states like New Jersey in a fair and consistent manner. In a letter, Pallone urged fair treatment of all states as the ASFMC considers implementing new removal limits to protect Striped Bass fishing stock on Thursday. 

“We all agree that conservation of New Jersey’s Striped Bass is paramount to our state’s marine environment, but we must also ensure that New Jersey’s fishing industry is treated fairly,” Congressman Pallone said. “I strongly encourage the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to implement the agreed upon conservation goals in a way that does not unfairly harm New Jersey and our thriving coastal communities.”

A copy of the letter is available here.