The Coastal Conservation Association-Maine (CCA-Maine) and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) are collaborating on an ongoing data collection program called “Snap-A-Striper,” aimed at compiling photos and valuable information from live release and legally kept striped bass caught in Maine waters.
We are looking for anglers — and guides and captains — from Boothbay to Kittery to email photos of stripers with special down-loadable data cards in place (see links below) to the fishery scientists at GMRI. The information developed from your photos could lead to better management of Maine’s striped bass resource.
To encourage and reward participation in this ongoing research project , CCA-Maine is donating $100 gift cards from LL Bean, Cabelas and Kittery Trading Post every month from June through September. The prize categories include one for most fish photos submitted by an angler, guide or captain, and one for the largest fish of the month. A third monthly prize — the Junior Angler Award – will be given to the angler age 12 or under who photographs and releases the most stripers in his/her age group. (Be sure to include the young anglers age on the data entry card.)
Entries can be submitted starting in June. Prizes will be awarded during the season and the winners will be announced on the CCA-Maine website.Click on the links below for more information on how to participate.
For more information, please contact either: