June 22, 2018
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Mainers favor fishery vote

The Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine anglers and the state are applauding a ruling by federal fisheries regulators on striped bass fishing.

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission rejected a proposal to expand the commercial catch of striped bass in coastal states to the south. The commission rejected a plan that would have allowed states with commercial fisheries to carry over unused quota from one year to the next.

The Kennebec Journal in Augusta says the 8-6 vote was Tuesday.

Mainers contended it was the wrong time to expand the commercial catch, especially in the Chesapeake Bay region, the primary spawning and nursery area for the fish.

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