Salmon federation calls for rules aimed at reducing striped bass numbers in Gulf of St. Lawrence

The Atlantic Salmon Federation is calling for new management measures to reduce the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence striped bass population.

President Bill Taylor says more has to be done to control the exploding population and restore balance for all species.

He says striped bass were once considered threatened, but their numbers have grown to up to two million spawning annually in the Miramichi River.

He says that is negatively affecting the wild Atlantic salmon population.