DFO Announces 2017 Striped Bass Regulations
On Friday, March 31, 2017, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) announced new regulations for the 2017 Striped Bass Recreational Fishery in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Noteworthy are three significant changes that have been implemented for 2017; the season will now run from April 15 to October 31 (inland waters of the Miramichi River system – April 15 – October 15); the daily possession limit has been increased to two (2) Striped bass from June 15- August 21; and the planned 3-week closure of the NW Miramichi River spawning grounds during the spawning season. These changes do not in any way reflect recommendations made by the MSA and other key organizations during formal consultations with DFO, which focused on reducing the population by way of boosting retention levels through increased (daily) possession limits of fish measuring greater than 50 cm.
For more information on the 2017 Striped bass regulations, click here: http://www.glf.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/Gulf/FAM/Recreational-Fisheries/2017-Striped-Bass or if you have any questions or concerns please contact Frederick Butruille at 506-851-7358 or via e-mail at Frederic.Butruille@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
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