Hello Snap-a-Striper Community!
We are very excited to share the news that Snap-a-Striper program was recently profiled on Bill Green’s Maine!
GMRI scientists Lisa Kerr and Zach Whitener went out with Capt. Carle Hildreth (an avid Snap-a-striper contributor) and Bill Green last week and were able to catch-snap a photo-and release some stripers and talk about the growing success of the program!
If you are not familiar, Snap-a-Striper is a data collection program run collaboratively by GMRI and the Coastal Conservation Association using photos and fish heads to identify origins of migratory and resident striped bass. The only native striped bass population in Maine spawns in the Kennebec River; this study is providing scientists a change to build a better understanding of this iconic species, while working together and fostering stewardship with the incredible resource that is Maine’s recreational anglers!
We’re looking forward to seeing your stripers!
The Snap-a-Striper team