RE:Ammend 6 Issue # 4 - Management reference points
I've yet to download this but I will when I get back on a high-speed line.
On topic - the concept of max sustainable yield is sound, but depends on what that yield level is set to; and depends on how that yield is distributed across multiple regions in a global sense (as opposed to the state / regional levels). Another factor would be how it is quantified and verified.
I feel the ratio of release to kill in MA needs to change in favor of C&R. I believe the percentage of stripers killed across the atlantic states is 30-35% in MA, the most of all states (I'll have to check the records to confirm).
Even with the slot limit in Maine, the harvest in Maine is a drop in the bucket compared to MA. I'll find that seaboard states comparison on striped bass harvest I am referring to and post a link.