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The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission has announced that New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will share a quota and matching regulations for summer flounder (fluke) beginning with the 2014 season.
In a 7-4 vote on February 4, the ASMFC passed a proposal to manage fluke catches in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut as a single region under a combined quota. That means all 3 states will share an 18” minimum size limit, 4-fish daily bag limit, and a 128-day fishing season. Combining the quotas of all 3 states will reduce the overall length of New York’s fluke season to from 151 days to 128, 23 days less than last year.
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Tom Richardson is the director and host of New England Boating. Before that he served as the editor of Northeast Boating from 2005 to 2009, and as managing editor of Salt Water Sportsman magazine from 1995 to 2004. He lives, boats and fishes in southeastern Massachusetts with his wife and three kids.