DEM establishes new catch limit for popular game fish

Providence, R.I. (WPRI) – The Department of Environmental Management has established a new catch limit on striped bass.

Starting Tuesday recreational fisherman will only be allowed to keep one striped bass per day, at a 28-inch minimum size. Fishermen were previously allowed to keep 2 fish per day.

The season will be open year-round.

DEM Director Janet Coit says the decision was based on the need to protect the health and future of the striped bass population.

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