Last week brought the opening of commercial fishing season for striped bass in Massachusetts. That's good news for people who don't fish, or who may not know a fisherman. Recreational anglers can fish for striped bass all year, following the rule of keeping just one bass per day of at least 28". But these fish can't legally be sold or purchased.
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This email serves as a reminder of the Commercial Striped Bass regulations. The quota is , pounds. It is illegal to harvest striped bass for commercial purposes on all other days of the week. A new rule enacted in prohibits commercial fishing for striped bass on July 3rd, July 4th and Labor Day, if those dates fall on an open fishing day during the commercial fishery. Considering the calendar, this means that commercial fishing for striped bass will be prohibited on July 4th and Labor Day. Fin Clipping: Commercial fishermen may fish recreationally during closed commercial fishing days. However beginning on June 20th through the end of the commercial fishing season, any fish retained on a closed commercial fishing day that meets or exceeds 34 inches overall length must have its right pectoral fin entirely removed upon retention.