DFO Minister Keith Ashfield announced today the re-opening of a limited, recreational Striped bass fishery this season. A retention fishery will be open from May 1 to May 15, 2013, where anglers will be able to catch and retain a maximum of one Striped bass per day and will be prohibited from possessing more than one Striped bass at any given time. A catch and release fishery will follow.
The MSA is very concerned with the increased number of striped bass in the system over the last few years. The Northwest Miramichi is the spawning ground for the bass and they are in the river at the same time as Atlantic salmon smolts are migrating downriver.
The full press release can be read at http://www.miramichisalmon.ca/recreational-striped-bass-fishery-to-open-with-retention-season-in-may/
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Miramichi Salmon Association
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