Monday, May 17, 2010

ASMFC Expands Recreational Black Sea Bass Season

The ASMFC's Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Management Board has modified the 2010 season length for the black sea bass recreational fishery. The season will now run from May 22 to October 11, 2010 and from November 1 to December 31, 2010.

The newly approved season is anticipated to achieve a 26% reduction and allows for a reasonable conservation buffer to account for uncertainty in the harvest estimates and the effectiveness of regulations. The season was further expanded into November and December to allow for increased access by party/charter
boats and private boat/shore-based anglers that did not have a late fall/early winter season last year.

source: ASMFC press release

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