NOAA Fisheries has announced a final rule to implement conservation equivalency for the 2019 summer flounder recreational fishery. This means that the federal recreational bag limit, minimum fish size, and fishing season are waived, and vessel owners are subject to regulations in the state where they land. A summary of 2019 summer flounder measures by state is available here. Please contact your state for information on summer flounder regulations that apply to you.
Note that black sea bass and scup recreational measures for 2019 are unchanged from 2018.
Fishermen: Contact Emily Gilbert, Regional Office, 978-281-9244
Media: Contact Jennifer Goebel, Regional Office, 978-281-9175