2010 Virginia Flounder and Weakfish Regulations

The VMRC has voted on flounder size regulations for the 2010 season.  The new regulations set the flounder size limit at 18.5 inches, with a creel limit decreased to four fish per day, with no mid-season closure.

VMRC also voted to reduce the daily limit of six weakfish to one fish a day for recreational anglers, and to reduce the commercial harvest to 100 pounds per day or trip, whichever is longer. These actions were taken in order to meet mandated Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission harvest reductions.  The reductions were a result of data that shows the species has been highly depleted on a coastwide basis. The catch reductions will take effect May 1, 2010.