MA Sets 2018 Regs for Fluke, Scup & Sea Bass
April 20, 2018
The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) has published its 2018 recreational regulations for fluke (summer flounder), black sea bass, scup, and tautog. A public hearing will be held in June prior to implementing final regulations.
|Fishery||Open Season||Possession Limit*||Minimum Size|
|Fluke||Fluke: May 23–October 9||5 fish||17”|
|Black Sea Bass||Sea Bass: May 19–September 1||5 fish||15”|
|Scup||Scup: >May 1–December 31||30 fish||9”|
|(45 fish allowance on for-hire vessels May 1–June 30)|
|Tautog: April 1–May 31||3 fish||16”|
|Tautog: June 1–July 31||1 fish|
|Tautog August 1–October 14||3 fish|
|Tautog: October 15–December 31||5 fish|
|(10 fish maximum per private/rental vessel, year-round)|
* Possession limits are per person per day, unless otherwise noted.