Hello Snap-A-Striper community!
Thanks to all who have participated in this year’s striped bass data collection program. To reward anglers for helping to make this important fishery research program a success, CCA-Maine is awarding gift certificates from their supporters at L.L.Bean, Cabelas and Kittery Trading Post!
Winners for the month of June were:
Biggest fish – Carle Hildreth
First Post of the Month – Kyle Noonan
Most Photos of the Month – Jason Farris
Snap-A-Striper is an ongoing collaborative effort between the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) and CCA-Maine . Body shape data collected from photos of stripers caught in Maine waters with Snap-A-Striper data cards in place, as well as data from the otoliths (ear bones) of legally harvested fish can help GMRI scientists determine the origin (locally spawned or migratory) of stripers in Maine, information that can improve management of the resource.
Please help us with this important work by participating in Snap-A-Striper for the remainder of the 2017 striper season. The scientists need all the fish photos you can send. And if you are lucky, you could win one of the prizes that CCA-Maine will be awarding for fish caught from July through September.
Learn more about how you can get involved. Get your data cards. Please be sure to include the age of any successful angler 12 or under when you submit your photos.
We look forward to seeing your striper photos and we thank you for participating in this important “citizen science” research program.