Monday, October 25, 2010

Special Outreach Program

Stripers Forever is looking for a volunteer to work with their board on a special outreach program. They have seen numerous articles in various news sources about striped bass as restaurant fare and believe many of the food distributors selling striped bass and those people promoting striped bass as a food source are unaware of the disease issues facing wild striped bass and of their heavy contaminant levels. Stripers Forever wants to educate this group about the big concern that current fishery management practices are severely depleting the brood stock of large fish, and that the result is repeated year class failures and very few small fish in the population. Stripers Forever believes East Coast stripers are on a crash course for disaster and they want to take action to reach those people who might care but who simply don’t know the present day situation of this historic fish.

Stripers Forever wants to mobilize their membership to be the eyes and ears seeking out distributors promoting striped bass and to scour the news on a daily basis using the various search engines to find mention of striped bass in restaurant reviews, food columns, etc. The leads will be funneled to the designated volunteer who would then reach out to these people and provide them with the issues facing wild striped bass.

"The ideal volunteer candidate would be someone with decent computer and writing skills, an ability to think creatively to help find the proper people to communicate with, good organizational skills, a determination to help striped bass, and enough available time to do this work. 4 or 5 hours a week over the next 6 months would put a big dent in what needs to be done."

If you are interested in working on this please contact Brad Burns at to discuss the position.

Photo by Runar Kabbe

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