DEEP: Striped Bass Possession in Rhode Island State Waters

Striped Bass Possession in Rhode Island State Waters
 
June 15, 2016
 
 
NOTICE TO RECREATIONAL FISHERMEN
 
Anglers are advised that the state of Rhode Island has adopted the following regulations pertaining to striped bass. These regulations apply to all Rhode Island state lands and waters including the waters around Block Island:
 
“Any person recreationally harvesting a striped bass thirty-four (34) inches or larger shall at the time of harvest have the right pectoral fin removed at a point as close to the body of the fish as possible.”
 
“Striped bass finning: No licensed fish/shellfish dealer may purchase and/or offer for sale, any striped bass where the entire right pectoral fin has been removed.”
 
Connecticut anglers fishing in or transiting Rhode Island state waters and in possession of striped bass at least 34 inches total length need to comply with this regulation. 

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