The recent events surrounding man's avarice/greed as it relates to the precious striped bass is heading in a direction that will certainly affect the east coast population; how could it not??? Nature cannot support this type of abuse, as it relates to the sustaining of a given species - yet I am no scientist - please prove me wrong... The rockfish moratorium of some years ago was put into place to help the species rebound after years of exploitation/abuse. As I see it, we are headed for another (and I do not like this idea) situation that will dictate another moratorium. It would be bad to see that happen, for all of us - comm/rec alike. Where else are we headed with this issue...loopholes in the law that allow 'crimes against nature.'