The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) recently approved a combination of state and regional proposals for the 2014 summer flounder recreational fishery.
The fishery will be managed through regional management measures for two regions:
(1) Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia, including the Potomac River Fisheries Commission:
a 16-inch minimum size limit
4 fish bag limit
a year-round season
(2) Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey Regulations:
an 18-inch minimum size
5 fish bag limit
128 day open season with not more than 45 days open from May 1 – June 30.
States will also have the option to develop a program that allows for a 16-inch minimum size limit at state designated sites offering only shore-based fishing access.
North Carolina summer flounder regulations are expected to remain unchanged for the 2014 fishing season.
States are undergoing their administrative processes to adopt regulations. Once regulations are finalized, they will be available on state and Commission websites.
For more information, visit: http://www.asmfc.org/
source: Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission