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Striped Bass Recovery: A French Perspective

December 14, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

“After a big storm cleared out, I took Affre to Montauk, N.Y., where we finally found big schools of striped bass, which he marveled at as he filmed them. It was unusual to hear a Frenchman praising Americans for something they had done better than Europeans: properly regulating a fishery so that everyone could continue to enjoy it.” In The New York Times, James Prosek hosts a visiting French filmmaker, who describes the U.S. east coast recovery of striped bass as something remarkable — despite the growing number of anglers who are threatening the species by taking more than their share.