How did the 2021 catch of striped bass compare to other years?
The total catch (includes harvested and released fish) in 2021 (preliminary data) was approximately 2,060,956 striped bass. Of this total, approximately 12,739 were harvested' or about 0.6% of the total catch. The two graphs below show the yearly total catch and harvest respectively, for Maine from 1992 to 2021.
Estimated Numbers Caught
Estimated Numbers Landed
How does Maine's total catch and harvest stack up to the rest of the Atlantic coast?
In 2021 (preliminary data), Maine accounted for 6.7% of the total striped bass catch and 1.1% of harvested striped bass along the Atlantic coast. The two graphs below illustrate Maine's striped bass total catch and harvest respectively, compared with that of the remainder of the Atlantic coast, New Hampshire through Florida, for the time period 2002 - 2021.
Estimated Numbers Caught Coastwide
Estimated Numbers Landed Coastwide