CT DEEP: "Action Necessary to Rebuild Stocks"
Anglers will be allowed to keep only one fish per day between 34 inches and 36 inches.
DEEP official, Hal Abbott, remarked that "...the striper fishery is the backbone of the fishing economy in Connecticut. However, in recent years, the dwindling catch has both fishery agencies and fishermen worried. Agreeing to a state slot limit on striped bass is an important step in guaranteeing the future availability of this shared natural resource."
"I think it's probably the right thing to do," said Sal Monroe, 64, who has run a fishing party-boat out of the Housatonic River since 1985.
"It's tough, though. With such a narrow slot, few people are going to want to fish. I'm going to have to figure out what to do with nine months of little income."....”
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