These charter guests and the crew know that their two-rockfish limit may be in jeopardy for future seasons. Photo courtesy of Mark Galasso, Tuna the Tide Charter Service

VIDEO: What’s at Stake for Bay Rockfishing as Striper Numbers Dwindle

It’s the inevitable next step after historically low juvenile striped bass numbers are reported: Fisheries managers are considering tightening catch limits even further and bringing widely varying regulations around the Bay in line with each other.

If the changes under consideration are put in place, the Bay’s popular rockfish charter industry will take a hit, as will individual anglers. Future trophy seasons are at stake.

Cheryl Costello talks to conservationists, anglers and a charter crew, some of whom have a surprising stance on the rockfish problem. Watch below: