April 6th Meeting

Our April meeting will begin on Monday April 6, 2015 at the Queens Botanical gardens, Main Street, Flushing. Beginning at 7 pm, we will have a short business meeting and will continue in our quest for conservation of our Striped Bass fishery.

two men, one holding a just-caught striped bass

The DEC is mandated to run a program to monitor and study the fishery and our favorite target.

The featured guest is Jesse Hornstein, a marine scientist, working for the DEC at Stony Brook, currently on the Striped Bass project. He is a local who, as a youth, fished the canals and inlets on the Long Island shores. Jesse was snowed out in February.

My talk is going to cover all things related to striped bass that occur at the DEC. Title of the talk is “NYSDEC Striped Bass Management Programs”. I plan on covering where we are with the Striped Bass population today, the different surveys we conduct at the DEC, the information we get out of them, and finally talking about the cooperative angler program and the importance of public participation.

We all are aware of the fishery and its problems, especially since our management councils do not listen to our protests and suggestions and even our requested limits to the problem, simply voting what will decimate the fishery in a few years.

New York decreed one bass at 28 … All we need now is Rhode Island to complete the coastline.

Come on down and see what we can do pro-actively for the fishery.

Please make your presence known and come on down to find a solution.