Fluke, Photo/New England Boating, Tom Richardson

Fluke, Photo/New England Boating, Tom Richardson

NewsDay.com: Barely two weeks after Governor Andrew M. Cuomo threatened legal action to correct federal inequities in New York fishing quotas for fluke, the state has been forced to close down the commercial fishery, citing a maxed-out quota.

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation, which manages the state fishery, issued a notice October 1 [2013] announcing the closure. By mid-September, the DEC said, 94 percent of the state’s annual quota of 845,605 pounds had been harvested, and the limit was expected to be reached by September’s end.

Read more about the closing of New York’s commercial fishery.


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