Delaware Changes Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Regulations For 2022

This evening at the TFFAC meeting a fishery update given by John Clark for Delaware. Due to federal requirements for reductions in catch limits for Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass. This will all be made official and what not by the state soon before the seasons start.

Flounder is being reduced to sixteen inches and four fish per angler to keep in line with Virginia and Maryland. That’s right kids Poptarts are back on the menu. A “Poptart flounder” is one you can cut off the head and pop into a toaster and cook it. Kidding, please don’t try that, but if you do send video.

Scup will change for recreational to nine inches for state waters and ten inches for federal waters.

Black Sea Bass season is being reduced and the size increased. To comply with a 20.7% reduction
Black Sea Bass will now be thirteen inches and still fifteen fish per angler. The season is being changed to May 15th to December 11th.


The deadline for submitting public comment on the Recreational Harvest Control Rule Draft Addenda to the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and Bluefish FMP is this Friday, April 22nd
Public Comment On Harvest Control Rule Draft Addenda To Close Friday, April 22nd At 11:59 PM

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