Black Sea Bass, photo/New England Boating

Black Sea Bass, photo/New England Boating

CapeCodOnline reports that new state regulations in the black sea bass fishery would have far-reaching repercussions for the state’s charter boat fleet and local economies.

While sea bass have recovered from low numbers in the 1990s and are not considered overfished (indeed, they seem to be everywhere), the state may lower the charter boat catch limit to 4 fish per person, per day. That, say charter skippers, would severely hurt their business, as few anglers will be willing to pay for a day on the water if they can only keep 4 fish.

Read more about the plans to lower the catch limit for black sea bass in Massachusetts.


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