New Jersey Winter Flounder
NJ DEP Division of Fish and Wildlife Press Release
Anglers should be aware that the rules for the recreational harvest of winter flounder have changed. Modifications were made to keep New Jersey in compliance with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's (ASMFC) management plan for this species. The winter flounder recreational season for this fall that would have run from September 15 through December 31 has been cancelled. The season for 2006 will run from March 23 through May 21. In addition, the recreational minimum size limit has increased from 11 to 12 inches and the recreational possession limit has changed from no limit to 10 fish. The new rules will help protect the winter flounder population, while still allowing the state's saltwater recreational anglers an opportunity to participate to the fullest extent possible in the fishery.