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2013 Summer Flounder Recreational Fishery Options | Maryland DNR Fisheries Service News
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2013 Summer Flounder Recreational Fishery Options

2/19/2013  |   Posted by ckennedy

Tags: Recreational  

The Department intends to propose regulations in 2013 that expand the recreational summer flounder fishery. The Maryland harvest estimates in 2012 were significantly lower than the target that is set for Maryland in 2013, and we can therefore expand the fishery. Options that are currently being proposed to the ASMFC Summer Flounder, Black Sea Bass, and Scup Technical Committee all include expansion of the fishery through decreased minimum sizes, expanded seasons, increased creels or a combination of those management measures. The ASMFC management board meets the week of February 18 to approve/deny the options.

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The public comment period closes at 4:00 p.m. on March 29, 2013. If you would like to submit written comment, please email: fisheriespubliccomment@dnr.state.md.us