Fluke, photo New England Boating

Fluke, photo New England Boating

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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