ASMFC Approves 2014 Virginia Flounder Regulations

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Management Board approved a combination of state and regional proposals for the 2014 summer flounder recreational fishery in accordance with Addendum XXV to the Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan.

The following is a summary of proposals for the Delmarva region:

2014 Summer Flounder Regulations – Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and Potomac River Fisheries Commission (PRFC)

– 16-inch minimum size limit

– 4 fish bag limit

– year-round fishing season (365 days)

States are undergoing their administrative processes to adopt regulations. Once regulations are finalized, they will be available on state and Commission websites.

According to ASMFC, the overall intent of the regional management measures for the summer flounder recreational fishery is to provide more equity in recreational harvest opportunities along the coast.

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source: Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission