Fluke raised to 18 inch limit July 30 04
Friday, July 30, 2004
DEC ANNOUNCES REVISED RECREATIONAL CATCH LIMITS FOR FLUKE
Changes Will Bring New York Into Compliance with Federal Regulations
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
Commissioner Erin M. Crotty today announced the adoption of a revised
emergency regulation on recreational fishing for summer flounder (fluke)
needed to bring New York State into compliance with federal regulations.
Effective today, Friday, July 30, 2004, and for the balance of the 2004
fishing season which ends on September 6, 2004, the minimum size limit
is raised one inch to 18 inches. The possession limit remains at three
fluke. This action is necessary to avoid a federally-imposed closure of
New York's recreational and commercial fluke fisheries.