The Marine Resources Advisory Council (MRAC) is an appointee board that advises the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on how to regulate the state fisheries.

In what they are calling "a move to save fish," the MRAC is looking into bringing back a directed trawler fishery for striped bass. This practice has not been allowed since 1985 due to it being a direct cause of the collapse of the striped bass fishery.

We have submitted a letter against this threat. It may be viewed at nycrf.org. We will be going to any and all meetings concerning this issue.
 
 
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