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Changes in Rules for the Recreational Harvest of
Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Announced

Saltwater anglers should note that the rules for the recreational
harvest of summer flounder (fluke), scup (porgy) and black sea bass have
changed.

The recreational fishing season for summer flounder has been changed
from May 8 through October 11 to May 7 through October 10 in order for
the season to once again start on a Saturday and end on a holiday
(Columbus Day). The recreational minimum size will remain at 16 ½
inches and the possession limit will remain at eight fish.

The scup recreational minimum size has been reduced from 10 to 9
inches. The recreational season will remain at January 1 through
February 28 and July 1 through December 31 and the possession limit will
remain at 50 fish.

For black sea bass, the recreational season has been changed from
January 1 through September 7 and September 22 to November 30 to January
1 through December 31. The recreational size limit will remain at 12
inches and the possession limit will remain at 25 fish.

These changes were implemented to keep New Jersey in compliance with
the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's management plans for
summer flounder, scup and black sea bass. The new rules are aimed at
providing adequate protection for these fish stocks while at the same
time allowing New Jersey's recreational saltwater anglers to participate
to the fullest extent possible in the summer flounder, scup and black
sea bass fisheries.
 

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Originally posted by Esox1:
So, there will be dates when we cannot catch sea bass.
Only if you don't go fishing. Jan 1 - Dec. 31 is every day of the year on my planet.
 

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ok...thats cool

[ 04-12-2005, 07:24 PM: Message edited by: fshlot ]
 
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