- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine is enacting a new size limit on striped bass fishing that restricts fishermen to one fish per day at 28 inches or larger.

The state Department of Marine Resources says the limit goes into effect on Wednesday. It’s a response to an interstate management plan approved by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission in 2014. The commission is directing coastal states to cut down the harvesting of striped bass by at least 25 percent beginning this year.

The previous daily limit on striped bass in Maine was one fish per day between 20 and 26 inches long or greater than 40 inches long. The state has a year-round recreational fishery for striped bass. A 2013 report about the fish found mortality the previous year was too high.

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