ADVERTISEMENT

June 24, 2013

Maine anglers asked to help count stripers

The Associated Press

PORTLAND — Maine anglers are being asked to take photos of striped bass they catch this summer in the name of science.

Coastal Conservation Association-Maine and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute are collaborating on a project called "Snap-A-Striper" to collect data about the fish, which migrate to Maine waters each summer.

Recreational fishermen are being asked to take photos of the fish next to data cards with the angler's name, date and catch location. The cards also serve as measurement tools to determine the fish length.

Participants are asked to email the photos to the research institute to help scientists better understand the origin of striped bass in Maine and help improve fisheries management. Catches have dropped sharply in recent years without a clear understanding of why.





Further Discussion

Here at PressHerald.com we value our readers and are committed to growing our community by encouraging you to add to the discussion. To ensure conscientious dialogue we have implemented a strict no-bullying policy. To participate, you must follow our Terms of Use.

Questions about the article? Add them below and we’ll try to answer them or do a follow-up post as soon as we can. Technical problems? Email them to us with an exact description of the problem. Make sure to include:
  • Type of computer or mobile device your are using
  • Exact operating system and browser you are viewing the site on (TIP: You can easily determine your operating system here.)


  • Back to News

Sports
Politics
Business
Opinion
Life & Culture
People

© 2014 The Portland Press Herald - All Rights Reserved.
MaineToday Media
One City Center, 5th floor, Portland, ME 04101-5009
(207) 791-6650
contact@pressherald.com