Fishery license sales for muskies, striped Bass and Bass fishery products are expected to hit a high tide Wednesday for the first time in years as the federal government seeks to protect fish and wildlife.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the states Department of the Environment are set to announce licenses for a broad swath of the Gulf of Mexico and Gulf of Maine, including the Atlantic Ocean, Chesapeake Bay, and Atlantic Ocean Reef.
A federal agency called the Office of Commercial Fishing licenses for the muskie and striped bass, but no striped bass or bass product is on the federal market.
The department said it will provide the states with a list of licenses that are required to harvest muskies and striped Bass, which are prized for their meat.
Muskie and Striped Bass are among the most sought-after seafoods in the world, but the industry has been threatened by a changing fishing environment.
The agency said that as of Feb. 10, more than 1,100 muskies were listed in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s “State of Capture” list, which shows the species has not yet been harvested or sold.
The Department of Commerce has also issued permits for the harvest of the muskies in Florida, Maine, and Virginia, but none of those states is listed as a state of capture.
The Muskie Program, a non-profit group that helps support the musky fishery, said in a statement Wednesday that the sale of the fish could bring in a record-setting profit for the industry.
The federal agency said in February that it is taking a series of actions to protect the muskies in the Gulf and Gulf Coast.
It announced in March that the government was cracking down on illegal shellfish imports, and said that some states and counties are required by law to sell muskies.
But it did not offer any details about the new rules.
The Fish and Game Service has been working to address the problem, and last week the agency said it would work with states and local governments to protect muskies from illegal fishing and to reduce the impact of illegal shellfishing on the fish.
The Trump administration is expected to approve a rule Wednesday to reduce shellfish pollution in the Atlantic and Gulf, the agency announced last week.
The rule would allow states and municipalities to sell and release muskies or striped bass caught off the coast of Florida or Maine to a nonfishing facility that will release the fish back into the Gulf or Atlantic.
It also would allow nonfishermen to harvest the fish, which can be caught for recreational or scientific purposes, in a regulated fishery.
The new regulations will allow the sale and sale of muskies that are tagged, identified and identified by their size and the state they were caught from.
The rules are expected by the end of February.
The fishery is in crisis, said Joe Sperling, the director of the U-T San Diego, who heads the U of T Marine Science Institute.
He called the muscadine fishery “dead in the water” in terms of the quantity of muskie available for sale.
“The fact that the president has not addressed it in any meaningful way has been really frustrating,” Sperring said.
The U.K. has not allowed muskie fishing since the end, but it allowed a smaller commercial fishery in 2007.
Sperlings worries that the U,S.
is not taking the problem seriously enough.
“There’s so much fish that are off the market that are worth a fortune in muskie,” Sterling said.
Sperm whales are also being illegally caught, and Sperings worries that there are too many species that are sold for recreational purposes, not commercial ones.
“It’s not just the muskeg fishery,” Soper said.
These are not just little fish, they are massive, and it’s not clear to me that they’re going to be protected from a regulatory framework.”