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Photo/New England Boating Maine anglers are being asked to take photos of the striped bass they catch this summer in the name of science.

The Coastal Conservation Association-Maine and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute are collaborating on a project called “Snap-A-Striper” to collect data about the fish. Stripers are popular among recreational fishermen along Maine’s coast.

The groups are asking the fishermen to take photos of the fish next to data cards that contain information on the angler’s name, the date and catch location. The cards also serve as measurement tools to determine the fish length.

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