29% Cut in Summer Flounder Quota for 2016

Mid Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) effectively voted in favor of a 29% cut in the summer flounder quota for both the commercial and recreational sector starting in 2016.

A new ‘phased in’ reduction of harvest approved by the Council in 17 to 3 vote will reduce the recreational fishing quota to 5.42 million pounds of summer flounder in 2016, significantly down from the 2015 allowance of 7.38 million pounds in the recreational sector.

– See more at: http://www.thefisherman.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=feature.display&feature_ID=1190&ParentCat=19#sthash.WISZDESp.kSIwZ2xp.dpuf

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