The Division of Marine Fisheries has closed the Cape Cod Canal to commercial striped bass fishing effective immediately.
This action was taken to address numerous and worsening public nuisance and safety problems arising from increased fishing activity along the Canal. These problems, including anglers conducting themselves in threatening and unruly manners, parking illegally on adjacent roads, trespassing over private property, and interfering with other recreational activities, have been especially acute on open commercial striped bass fishing days.
LINK (via: The Bourne Enterprise)
The Division should consider closing the fishery in the fall to protect migrating bass from the recreational mayhem and poaching on the canal.