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Regulators Weigh Reducing Rockfish Catch By One-Third

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MARYLAND - With the decline in numbers of Maryland's state fish, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is considering reducing the annual striped bass catch by one-third next year.

Tuesday, the board was unable to come to a final decision, as they were weighing the option to take the 31 percent reduction all in one year or phase it in over a three-year time frame.

"This is more of a precautionary approach by the board. We haven't fallen below that overfished threshold, but we're very close to it. So we're remaining proactive about managing the species," Fishery Management Plan Coordinator Michael Waine said.

The commission will revisit the proposal in August, followed by a public hearing. A final decision is expected in October with implementation beginning in early 2015.

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