Overall, 73 percent of anglers felt fishing had gotten worse or much worse over the last five years and 46 percent felt the average size of stripers has decreased. The complete survey results are available on the Stripers Forever website.

Stripers Forever wants commercial striped bass fishing banned, arguing recreational use is more beneficial economically and protects the species. Five states–Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania–plus the District of Columbia ban the commercial harvest of striped bass.

Outdoors Girl: Stripers Forever survey: Bad year for anglers, fish – Maryland parks and outdoors: Life in Maryland’s great outdoors by Candy Thomson – baltimoresun.com

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