I just downloaded two documents of interest (amendment 6, plus 1999 status) on this topic. Thanks Bruce for bringing this to our attention and thanks Tim for the link!
As we are about to indulge in another season of striper fishing here in the bay state, I think we should all take some time to read and react to the what's going on along the atlantic seaboard striper fishery to Bruce's point. The deadline is right around the corner!
ASFMC is Florida to Maine, the most promising perspective if you ask me (inter-region). Take a look at page 13 of the Public Information Document for Amendment 6, mortality from recreational discard.
No wonder Bruce is making a big point out of this! How do others feel about making a point to Beal per bait with circle hooks only, single plug hooks, etc - in the Bay state?