Federally imposed moratorium unlikely
The striped bass legislation -- S-1691 -- is identical to rules passed by the state Assembly earlier this summer.
Expect final ruling on Sept 20th.
To adjust New Jersey's rules to ASMFC conservation goals, the legislation would change the current daily catch limit of one striped bass of at least 28 inches and one between 24 and 28 inches.
The new rules would still allow fishermen to keep one fish between 24 and 28 inches -- the "slot fish" limit -- but bump the minimum size on the second bass up to 34 inches.
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