Fisheries managers must take a comprehensive look at our fisheries and factor in climate change, water quality, and habitat to keep the health of our oceans intact. Our dynamic world is changing and we have to err on the side of caution to keep commercial and recreational fisheries healthy and productive from an emotional and economic standpoint.
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Conservation & Environmen
Striped bass are highly pressured as they migrate and resident on the east coast of the US through the year. Big breeder bass are essential to the reproduction of the population and vital to keeping our recreational fishery intact. We must protect these incredible fish and keep them swimming and spawning. Big breeder bass also make toxic table fare as their meat is filled with dangerous levels of mercury and PCB’s.
Chef Rapp blends catch and release guiding with catch and cook chefery. The balance exists but we all must be conscious to find it.
Plastic plagues our oceans BUT we can make a difference. Act small and think big.
Key Connections Between Estuary Health and Fly Fishing for Striped Bass.