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2011 Fluke Summer Flounder Regulations Options
Written by Rod Houck   
Thursday, 31 March 2011 03:55

Below are the options for the 2011 Fluke/Summer Flounder Regulations.  That will be decided at the State Marine Fisheries Council meeting April 7 at 4 p.m. at the Galloway Township Library. 

 

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2010 Target = 997,000 fish      Preliminary 2010 Harvest Estimate = 593,677 fish

2010 Regulations: 18? size limit; 6-fish bag limit; 
open season from May 29 to Sept 6 (101 days)

2011 Target = 1,335,000 fish


1. 18 inches   8 Bag limit  Season  May 14 ? Sept 18   Days Open 128  Liberalization 62%

2. 18 inches   8 Bag limit  Season  May 7 ? Sept 25     Days Open 142  Liberalization 77%

3. 17.5 / 18 inches   1 / 5 bag limit   Season   May 21 ? Sept 5  Days Open 108  Liberalization  81%

4.  17 / 18 inches   1 / 5  Bag limit  Season  May 28 ? August 28  Days Open 93   Liberalization  81%


Option 3 with the dual size limit of 17.5 / 18 inches 1 / 5 fish reads as follows:

1-fish greater than or equal to 17.5-inches plus 5-fish greater than or equal to 18-inches

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