New Jersey sets First Ever Flounder Slot Limit On The Atlantic Coast

New Jersey Marine Fisheries Council Set The Summer Flounder Season With A Slot Limit.

The New Jersey summer flounder season is May 2 to September 27th.
A three fish possession limit with a slot. Two fish at 17 to 17.99 inches (yes you read that right), and one fish at 18 inches or greater.
That is a pretty slim slot for a flat fish, but I get it, two fish at 17 to 17.99 inches, but not at or over 18. Then you get to keep a third bigger summer flounder at 18 and over. Good luck on the slot size on ice, good grief. Measuring to the .99, get the net and calipers boys.
Might want to carry the fish alive till you get home.
The special management zone limits for 2022 summer flounder …
Island Beach State Park (2 at 16″)
Delaware Bay 3 flounder at 17″ west of the COLREGS line (below)
Thinking this could kill ocean flounder tournaments at least in New Jersey waters.
New Jersey Marine Fisheries council

US COLREGS Demarcation Line Delaware Bay
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COLREGSU.S. collision regulation boundaries are lines of demarcation delineating those waters upon which mariners shall comply with the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS) and those waters upon which mariners shall comply with the Inland Navigation Rules. The waters inland of these lines are subject to the Inland Navigation Rules Act of 1980. The waters outside these lines are subject to the International Navigation Rules of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (COLREGS). The Coast Guard has the legal authority to effect regulatory changes to COLREGS. Creation of features was interpreted from descriptions published in the Code of Federal Regulations Title 33, Part 80.

US COLREGS Demarcation Line Delaware Bay

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