DURHAM, N.H. — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is asking anglers who have fished for striped bass in New Hampshire’s coastal waters this year to report their catch and effort online at www.fishnh.com/surveys/striped-bass.html. You’ll be helping marine biologists manage these popular sport fish – and you could win a prize just for taking part in the survey effort.
The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Marine Fisheries Division has conducted an annual Striped Bass Volunteer Angler Survey since 1993. Each year, volunteers of all experience levels fill out logbooks documenting information about their striped bass fishing trips in New Hampshire’s coastal waters.
Anglers are asked to provide catch and effort information about each trip taken, whether for just a single trip or many. Anglers are also asked to measure the lengths of all striped bass they catch, including those fish that are released. This allows for the collection of information on striped bass of many lengths that would not be obtained through the creel surveys that Fish and Game conducts each year.
Anglers who take part are entered into a drawing for prizes donated by the Coastal Conservation Association of New Hampshire (CCA-NH) and Kittery Trading Post to encourage participation in this voluntary survey.
For other reporting options or for more information about the program, call Becky Heuss at (603) 868-1095 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Striped bass management in New Hampshire is funded in part by the federal Sport Fish Restoration Program.