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Old 02-17-2020, 11:03 PM
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Default 2020 New Striper Regs

New for the Hudson ...... you can only keep Striper within a slot of 18 - <28". All others must be released.

New Ocean regs are 28-35".

It amazes me that the ones we are trying to protect in the Hudson are the targets in the Ocean. It makes no sense because these smaller fish are the easiest ones to revive and go back better. If they really wanted to protect the stock they should have made it one fish over 48"....... these bigger fish are much harder to revive and more likely to not survive catch and release. If they made sensible regs like this it would allow us to still hunt for a trophy or record and protect way more of the spawning stock.

  • Maine: 1 fish, 28 - <35
  • New Hampshire: 1 fish, 28 - <35
  • Massachusetts: 1 fish, 28 - <35
  • Rhode Island: 1 fish, 28 - <35; OR 1 fish, 32 - <40 for all; OR split mode 1 fish, 32 - <40 private/shore and 1 fish, 30 - <40 for-hire
  • Connecticut: 1 fish, 28 - <35
  • New York: 1 fish, 28 - <35 in the ocean; and 1 fish, 18 - <28 with a season of 4/1-11/30 in the Hudson River
  • New Jersey: 1 fish, 28 - <35; NJ to develop an additional CE proposal with a maximum length of 40 inches that meets 18% reduction pending TC review. All commercial/bonus proposals approved.
  • Pennsylvania:
    • DE Estuary: 1 fish 28 - <35 (1/1 – 3/31, 6/1 – 12/31); 2 fish 21 - <24 (4/1 – 5.31)
    • DE River (non-tidal): 1 fish 28 - <35 (all year)
  • Delaware:
    • Ocean: 1 fish, 28 - <38 OR 1 fish, 28 - <35
    • Delaware Bay, River, Tributaries: 1 fish, 20 - <25 (7/1 – 8/31)
  • Maryland:
    • Ocean: 1 fish, 28 - <35
    • Chesapeake Bay: 1 fish, 35-inch minimum (5/1 – 5/15); Shore/Private Boat 1 fish, 19-inch minimum (5/16 – 8/16, 9/1 – 12/10); For-Hire 2 fish, 19-inch minimum with only 1 fish >28 (5/16 – 8/16, 9/1 – 12/10).
  • Virginia:
    • Ocean: 1 fish, 28 - </=36 (1/1 – 3/31, 5/16 – 12/31)
    • Chesapeake Bay: 1 fish, 20 - </= 36 (5/16 – 6/15, 10/4 – 12/31)
  • North Carolina: 1 fish, 28 - <35
** The RI/CT/NY regional proposal of 30 - <40 did not pass, but Rhode Island’s request for same did so there might be different regulations in Rhode Island than anywhere north of New York. This would, in essence, place an even smaller slot limit on the famed Block Island fishery for boats hailing from out of state as they'd be fishing on a 30 - <35 slot. See below for the time/place of Rhode Island’s public hearing where this will be discussed.
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