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regs are set

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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No matter what one thinks of the regulations, they represent a result from unfounded data, politics and here we are with over 25% of the year gone before they are established. There has got to be a more scientific and quicker way to establish fishing regulations, that will assure a future healthy biomass, based on "hard" data.
 

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At least the regs are here before the fish ...

Now let's see who gets the most fish at 17.5" during the first weekend.
 
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