NJ Saltwater Registry

NJ Saltwater Fishing Registry
2014 Fluke and Sea Bass Regulations Finalized
Written by Rod Houck   
Friday, 04 April 2014 08:13

At today's meeting of the NJMFC the following was voted on and approved:
Fluke - 5 fish, 18" size limit open 5/23, -9/27

Sea bass - 12 ½” size limit, 15 fish bag limit from 5/19 – 6/30, 3 fish bag limit from 7/1 –8/31, 15 fish bag limit from 9/1 – 9/6 and a 15 fish bag limit from 10/18 – 12/31

Public support was overwhelmingly in favor on the approved sea bass option. 
Only 2 members of the public spoke in opposition of the approved fluke regulations.  Those two individuals preferred an earlier season.

Also discussed was the possibility of a pilot program for shore based angler to keep 2 16in fluke at IBSP.  This program is similar to one Connecticut put in place a few years ago.  The council listened to public comment on the program today and will vote on the matter at their next meeting on May 1.

 
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