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Reports on Reopening a Hudson River Striped Bass Commercial Fishery

In May 1999 the Hudson River Estuary Management Advisory Committee (HREMAC) was charged, by the former Governor Pataki, to recommend whether the Hudson River striped bass commercial fishery should be reopened and under what conditions. To frame the recommendations, DEC asked the committee to respond to ten specific questions. In September 1999 a report on recommendations regarding reopening a Hudson River striped bass commercial fishery (22 KB, PDF) was released by the committee. This report describes the major findings and recommendations of the committee, as well as the committee's answers to the department's questions.

In September 2000, following the decision of the HREMAC committee, a second Temporary Advisory Committee (TAC) was convened through an act of legislature to re-address the issues. The TAC was comprised of both commercial and recreational users, along with an independent university professor as chair. This report addressed the same ten questions as the original committee.

striped bassIf you need further information on this matter or would like a copy of the reports regarding the reopening of a Hudson River commercial striped bass fishery, email the Division of Marine Resources at our East Setauket or New Paltz offices. Contact information is in the right sidebar.

A downloadable copy of each committee's report is in the menu to the right.