Stripers Forever is a non-profit internet-based conservation organization, seeking game fish status for wild striped bass on the Atlantic Coast, while optimizing sustainable public fishing opportunities for anglers from Maine to North Carolina. The org’s new video drives home compelling arguments for enhanced recreational, conservation-based measures along the Eastern Seaboard. If you’re a fan of the blitz, watch it.

Dean Clark, striped bass advocate: “The striped bass is the most significant and important fish that swims along the eastern seaboard. More people spend more time fishing for striped bass, more people spend more money fishing for striped bass, than any other fish—in fact more than most of the other fish combined.”

Mac McKeever, angler/conservationist: “From a socio-economic perspective, striped bass are worth a lot more on the end of your line than on your dinner plate….”

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Tom Bie is the founder, editor, and publisher of The Drake. He started the magazine in 1998 as an annual newsprint publication based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He then moved it to Steamboat, Colorado (1999), Boulder, Colorado (2001), and San Clemente, California (2004), as he took jobs as managing editor at Paddler, Senior Editor at Skiing, and Editor-in-Chief at Powder, respectively. Tom and The Drake are now both based in Denver, Colorado, where The Drake is finally all grows up(Swingers, 1996) to a quarterly magazine.

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