Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Recreational Management Framework


The Council and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) jointly manage summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass. The Council and the ASMFC are developing a joint framework action and addendum to consider adding the following management options to the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan:

  1. Conservation equivalency for the recreational black sea bass fishery,
  2. Transit provisions for Block Island Sound for recreational fisheries for all three species, and
  3. Slot limits for recreational black sea bass and summer flounder fisheries.


  • Julia Beaty, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, (302)526-5250,
  • Caitlin Starks, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, (703)842-0740,

Action Status

The Council and the ASMFC’s Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Management Board initiated this framework and addendum at their joint December 2017 meeting.

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