NOAA Announces 2019 Recreational Measures for Summer Flounder

In short what this means without reading all the mumbo jumbo in the regulations link. Anglers can catch and keep a 16.5″ flounder in federal waters legally if you fish out of a DE or MD port.

NOAA …. For the summer flounder recreational fishery, we are continuing “conservation equivalency.” This means we waive the federal recreational bag limit, minimum fish size, and fishing season, and vessel owners are subject to regulations in the state where they land.

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Please contact your state for information on summer flounder regulations that apply to you. (Delaware is 16.5 inches no season)
Note that black sea bass and scup recreational measures for 2019 are unchanged from 2018.

Read the final rule as filed in the Federal Register today, and the permit holder bulletinavailable on our website.

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