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Thursday, July 11, 2013

New York's Striped Bass Cooperative Anglers Program

The DEC Bureau of Marine Resources is looking for help from anglers who target striped bass in New York. 

DEC needs to collect information about the striped bass caught by anglers to share with researchers and resources management agencies.  The Bureau of Marine Resources will provide volunteers with logbooks and small envelopes.  Participating anglers record fish lengths and other information about their catch and collect scale samples from each fish. (Scale samples are used to determine the age of the fish).  The participating anglers forward the logbooks and scales samples to the Bureau of Marine Resources. This catch and fish age information will be used to help determine striped bass populations and to develop management strategies for striped bass along the Atlantic coast.

You can find more information about this on the Striped Bass Cooperative Angler Program webpage.
If you would like to participate in the Striped Bass Cooperative Anglers Program, please email the DEC Striped Bass Cooperative Angler Program at the Bureau of Marine Resources at fwmarine@gw.dec.state.ny.us .

New York State recreational saltwater anglers can also report their catch in a voluntary online angler logbook, called eLogbook. eLogbook has tools to help anglers document their fishing activities, compile their fishing data and plan more effective fishing trips. New York's recreational anglers can also contribute needed fishing data to researchers and resource managers by sharing what they catch, the sizes of their catch, and where and when they fish. Recreational angling information can be used by DEC and other coastal resource agencies to assess catch levels, estimate discards, measure fishing effort and determine fishery management strategies. eLogbook was developed cooperatively by the Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program and DEC Bureau of Marine Resources.

If you would like more information about electronic data collection or eLogbook, please visit the DEC Electronic Reporting web page.

If you wish to use this online logbook, please register and logon online at the Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP) web site.

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