Well at least its not up to the ASMFC and their public comment hearings and flawed science whether the EEZ zone is opened or not.
An executive order puts the federal stamp on it.
The Feds shouldnt have too much power over the states anyway.
To prohibit commercial fishing entirely for striped bass the Bill has to pass the house and senate before it is signed into law. As of this writing it is in a 48 member Congressional Committee on Natural Resources. If it passes in the house then it goes to the Senate for review.
Its not a bad idea to follow along with who votes for and against so we remember when we go to the polls to vote.
Track it here
attached is a pdf file from the ASMFC outlining states with commercial rights and quotas. virus scanned
*PRFC stands for Potomac River Fish Commision that incidently gets another 600,000 lbs of commercial quota not included in the 4 million pounds Maryland and Virginia are allowed per.
North Carolinas 800,000 pounds is actually smaller by comparison.