20 June 2009

Handle Stripers with Care

“…I was shocked by a Division of Marine Fisheries report.

“It said that while about 300,000 striped bass are harvested each year in Massachusetts, an additional 500,000 are released and then die from handling-stress and injuries. I was staggered. Gobsmacked as the Irish say. Half a million? That's a lot of dead fish.

“So this week I asked some local sharpies about how to curb the carnage.”

A must-read at CapeCodOnline.com

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