01 November 2014

• Regulations: 1 Striped Bass Per Day…28” Or More?

“Under the new regulation, states would have to limit anglers to one 28-inch fish per day, or propose an alternative way - such as seasonal closures - of reducing the catch by 25 percent from 2013 levels within about one year.

”The commission's annual meeting is taking place this week at the Mystic Hilton.

”David Simpson, director of marine fisheries for the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, said Connecticut will work to develop regulations consistent with neighboring states Rhode Island and New York, and that feedback from anglers will be sought in public hearings. The states are required to return to the commission by Dec. 1 with their proposals for reduction. He expects the rules would take effect by April 1.”

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