Mainers favor fishery vote

The Associated Press
Posted Nov. 05, 2009, at 12:22 p.m.

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. printed on July 20, 2017